Actually, they would respond "710 Ab urbe condita".
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@PyroCMXXVI, I'm seriously interested, where how do you learn and remember shjt like this
@PyroCMXXVI, Someone took Latin. Source also took Latin. But it was so long ago i can’t translate anything after the “ab” which means “from” or “before” depending on the context.
@NoLongerLurking, same here.... I remember simple stuff like the metro goldwyn slogan above the lions head. "ars gratia artis" - art for the sake of art. But my favorite was always "nunc es bibendum"...which means now is the time for drinking.... Please don't grade my grammar. I took over 5 years. But that was over a decade ago lol
@Apollo44, i did 2 years of Latin after doing 2 years of spanish. Really cool to see where it fits in a language that’s still alive. Parvae insulae habio.
@PyroCMXXVI, my AP Latin dork-self just got a chubby. Thank you!
@NoLongerLurking, in it's historical context it means "from the founding of the city" referencing the founding of rome as a historical marker from witch to refrence the passage of time.
@PyroCMXXVI, wouldn’t they respond “DCCX ab urbe condita?”
“Wait, it’s 44 BC?”
“But last year was 45 BC.”
“So next year will be 43 BC?”
“....what are we counting down towards?”
Guess what happens next...