The history of this family, the Rougon-Macquart, was to be told in a series of novels containing a scientific study of heredity - science was always Zola's ignis fatuus - and a picture of French life and society.
Salvete, omnes! That’s "hello everyone" or “hey, y’all” in Latin. You may have heard Latin is a dead language. Not so! Latin is fundamental to the vocabulary of millions of people. Even leaving aside Italian, Spanish, French, and all the other languages that evolved directly from Latin, many English words have their roots in the tongue of ancient Rome. Discover a great list of Latin vocabulary words, organized by part of speech.