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Re: Swords of the Republic and Empire

The Wikipedia articles on Gladius ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gladius ) and the Spatha ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spatha ) are pretty informative. The gladius was worn on the right, if I understood correctly, whereas the spatha was worn on the left, it bein...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Swords of the Republic and Empire
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

End of the Year; Call for Officers

Salvete, Sodales - Quirites, the year draws to a close and our Regula require that officers be elected this month. I am issuing a call, then, requesting that Sodales stand for office. Per the Regula, we need at least three Curators; the terms of the current three expire at the end of this Dec...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:08 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: End of the Year; Call for Officers
Replies: 26
Views: 8566

Swords of the Republic and Empire

Salvete, amici - From the 'Introductions/Avete New Sodales' thread: Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros) by caiavaleria on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:01 am - Salvete Valeri Claudi iohannes! If this is not grammatically correct, Please do correct my latin. Indeed - I do know a lot about metallurgy. Com...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Swords of the Republic and Empire
Replies: 5
Views: 2141

Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Salve, Caia Aenea - Do go on! In fact, I will start a thread (maybe there's an old one on the same topic) re Swords of Rome and the Empire. If you can give us some info, we'd all appreciate it. Interesting that they would vary the "steel recipe" for the gladius vs. the spatha, but of...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Nov 23, 2009 8:31 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Salvete, et Appii Aurelii Lupe et Caia Valeria Aenea - Very glad to have you on board. Please roam the Forensic posts and add your two sesterces to topics that interest you. Aurelii Lupe, Nova Romans are welcome here, despite our occasional critical remarks; so many of the SVR's formative a...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:01 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

Re: Openly Heathen Elected Councilman in New York City

Hmmm. One of those non-issues that people will exclaim and clamor and react over, speaking at cross-purposes without understanding. Lends itself very well to politic feuds.
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Openly Heathen Elected Councilman in New York City
Replies: 1
Views: 1319

Re: 2,000 years

Salve, Gaii Ericii - Atque vale, umbra Vespasiani , an emperor sensible if not terribly senstive, esteemed in my book for being grounded. He returned as the head of a stable regime, he returned Rome in that civil sense to sanity, and he had rather the best set of 'last words' of any emperor I c...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Nov 16, 2009 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: 2,000 years
Replies: 2
Views: 1568

Re: I am currently reading...

Salve, Cleopatra Aelia -

Can the 21st century perspective on the Spectacula Romana vetera be summarized? Did any interesting ideas come out of the conference?

Bene vale, hac in hieme.
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:54 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 42065

Re: I am currently reading...

Salvete, sive Sodales sive Curiales, sive Socii - Among the other things I'm reading, these two are pertinent to Rome: - Seneca: Humanist at the Court of Nero , by Sorensen. - The Cambridge Companion to the Stoics , edited by Brad Inwood. Anyone else reading anything of interest? Vale...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:41 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 42065

Re: Marcus Cocceius Firmus

Excellent, Marii - Thanks.
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Marcus Cocceius Firmus
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Re: Marcus Cocceius Firmus

P.S. You may have noticed the link to his site on Epona, the Gallic-Roman Goddess of Horses. It's an impressive site.

http://www.epona.net/
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Marcus Cocceius Firmus
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Marcus Cocceius Firmus

Salvete, Sodales - We have a request for membership in the Society from a Marcus Cocceius Firmus, an NR member, who was - however - unable to apply by the membership request form, since it lacked a choice for "Cocceius" as a nomen. I've communicated with him and told him that, unless t...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Marcus Cocceius Firmus
Replies: 3
Views: 1164

Roman Naming

For our visitors and newbies: This link will take you to an explanation of what is, to us usually, the odd manners and restrictions of Roman naming of individuals. It also forms the guidelines we use when we're not sure about the correctness of a submitted name. If you're not already familiar wi...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Oct 19, 2009 10:23 pm
 
Forum: README FOR NEW VISITORS
Topic: Roman Naming
Replies: 1
Views: 1317

Re: Would it be cool...

Salve, Annia - Of course, by 'draft' I meant a first version. Since I hail from the pen & pencil, rubber-cement & sliderule era, I think in terms of doing roughs and drafts and mock-ups before anything final. At this point, with Marius's grants of additional rights, have you been able ...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Oct 09, 2009 7:22 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Would it be cool...
Replies: 14
Views: 3705

Re: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)

Avete, Sodales atque Novi Sodales. Novorum exhibendorum nobis est tempus. Once again, it has been some time since I've acknowledged the people who have signed onto the Societas. DARIA VALERIA PEREGRINA . . . enrolled 7/26/09 TITUS SEMPRONIUS GERMANICUS . . . enrolled 8/7/09 CAIA ...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:37 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12568

Re: Would it be cool...

That would be great. >({|:-)

Since I haven't done any of this myself, it wasn't clear to me whether it was simple and automated or iffy and roll-up-your-IT-sleeves type stuff. Do you want to do up a "draft"?
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:08 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Would it be cool...
Replies: 14
Views: 3705

Re: Would it be cool...

Salve, Annia - (Thanks for the nudge.) I've looked at the existing choices (the demo). One of the red styles looked okay; seemed to me we could do better. Color-wise, I'm thinking RED, amber, and some dark contraster, whether heavy brown, or black, or whatever. And I think we need to get the S...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:56 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Would it be cool...
Replies: 14
Views: 3705

Re: Would it be cool...

Salve, Minucia Marcella - Actually, there's an old thread on this - and there's even a "demo" site that Marius set up for us to test the color-schemes and so on. http://www.phpbb.com/styles/demo/3.0/index.php But looking around on that site, I see a lot of user-created(?) themes and ...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:06 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Would it be cool...
Replies: 14
Views: 3705

Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

Absurd and contra-chronistic as it would be, I think I'd choose "BELISARIUS".
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Sep 11, 2009 2:13 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2752

Re: Tired of the spam

Salvete, Marii Anniaque - "Nothin' but a janitor" - hardly, Marii. Not to us. I know you're feeling down about the SVR's slump, and I was certainly down myself after causing so much unexpected trouble from our garrulous, hyperactive, ex-friend, but we needn't stay that way. Maybe w...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:40 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Tired of the spam
Replies: 3
Views: 1192
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