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Syringa Vulgaris

August 4, 2022

I don’t recall exactly what made me decide to take Ms. Petri’s Latin class when I went into the seventh grade. But the three years in her tutelage were, for the most part, really fun! Okay, conjugating verbs was not the fun part. But it was a class I looked forward to. I must say, three years of French or Spanish might have given me basic language skills that I would have put to use more often.

On the other hand, when I paint a picture that includes the common lilac, I can make the title somewhat less prosaic by using the Latin name for the plant!



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