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I'm reading an online version, the Loeb Classical Library from 1913. http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Roman/Texts/Suetonius/12Caesars/home.html It has the Latin text, which can be clicked on to view an English translation. I'm doing what I can to translate on my own, while checking my ...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:25 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 43110

Hope I didn't open up a political can o' worms...

Melania Paulo sal. Symbolic protest has accomplished quite a lot over the course of history. I am reminded of some non-violent resistance acts during the American civil rights movement in the 1960s. I certainly understand your thought that a vote for a "no hope" third party candidat...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Thu Jun 12, 2008 3:04 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: If you could bring something back, what would it be?
Replies: 25
Views: 14531

Just my humble opinion, but I would love to see an emphasis on civic duty and participation in voting and legislature again. I take issue with people today who blow off involvement with excuses such as, "my vote doesn't count." My philosophy: If ya' didn't vote, you don't have any rig...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:36 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: If you could bring something back, what would it be?
Replies: 25
Views: 14531

Salvete omnes! I wish I knew of a single "a-ha" moment when I could say that I came to the Roman Realization. Looking back, however, I can see that I must have been all along. When I was a little girl and would play "dress up," you'd find me wrapped in a toga. I dre...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Romanitas Rising
Replies: 24
Views: 10361

Salvete omnes! Please forgive my extended absence (I think I have a note around here somewhere...). Iustitia had me otherwise occupied for a while, but I'm back now. I decided to re-read some history, so I'm currently reading Suetonius De Vita Caesarum . Always good fun! Anyway, I'm glad...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:26 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 43110

Tour of the zoo

Well, I don't have a pic of our dog Sasha, but lemme just tell you that she's a beautiful Siberian Husky. Simply gorgeous. Also no pics of our goldfish, Auric and Goldfin (intribute to Goldfinger). Here is Little Bit, my cat (and birthday present last year)... http://i236.photobuck...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Fri Mar 28, 2008 12:52 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Our Pets! (lots of pics!)
Replies: 14
Views: 4456

Just to confuse y'all further...

Salvete, omnes! Well, after having received an encouraging shot in the arm from our faithful Aldus Marius and after having found historical reference to two, count 'em, TWO ancient Roman ladies named Melania , I have decided to revert to my original choice of cognomen. But if you don't know...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Thu Mar 27, 2008 3:15 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Onomasiology: our Roman names!
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Oopsies

Melania : This one's easy. It's the Latinization of my RL name, Melanie, which is Greek. Well, I've just learned that (gasp) I was wrong! :o Shocking, I know. "The English female name Melanie is derived from the feminine form of the Greek adjective melas (masc.), melaina (fem....
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Onomasiology: our Roman names!
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

What they said

Salve, M. Apolloni! Greetings from Tennessee! I am a fellow newbie and I have to tell you that this is a fine group here. They're always quick to help with any questions and even quicker to join in on a lively discussion... after which hilarity often ensues. :D I hope that you'll have as ...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salvete Omnes from Alabama
Replies: 9
Views: 3132

Geeks, too

Salvete iterum,

This is a fun tangent!

My suggestion: "unicus animatus"

Valete!
by Decima Decia Melania
on Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:14 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new kid in town
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

Re: No togas in the Forum

I'd never quite understood that incident until very recently. A couple of weeks ago I read a news article about some people in "centurion's dress" who were scamming the tourists by posing with them for photos, then harrassing (and in one case assaulting) them for extra money. Perhaps ...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Fri Mar 21, 2008 6:08 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Modern Italians and Ancient Rome
Replies: 20
Views: 4362

Ave G. Iuli

Salve G. Iuli!

From one new member to another, welcome! I hope that you'll find as much enjoyment here as I have so far. This is a very friendly and amiable group, indeed. :D

Bene vale,
D. Decia
by Decima Decia Melania
on Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: allow me to introduce myself.
Replies: 11
Views: 3085

Aww, shucks!

Salvete iterum, Thank you all, amici , for the very warm welcome. It's enough to bring a blush to the cheek of this Tennessee girl! (By the way, how would one say "hillbilly" in Latin? There aren't as many rednecks this far up in the mountains - hahae) Amici risum sunt proximi (...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:13 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new kid in town
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

Salvete omnes! Well, I can't say as I have such an interesting story behind my chosen name as the rest of you have, but here goes... Decima : Obviously, it means "tenth." It's a nice round number. Decima is one of the Parcae (the three Fates). She measures the length of the thre...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:59 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Onomasiology: our Roman names!
Replies: 24
Views: 9960

Another new kid in town

Salvete omnes! Highly impressed by the friendly atmosphere I observed here, I finally decided to seek inclusion among the fold... and I'm glad to have done so. I've long been devoted to the study of Law and have just started back with serious study of Latin. I love to learn, but I also try no...
by Decima Decia Melania
on Tue Mar 18, 2008 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another new kid in town
Replies: 10
Views: 3652

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