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Salvete

Never having really looked into the subject (except maybe 40 yrs ago when I first studied Latin) I thought I'd do much worse. Only a 75% with which I was surprised. Not bad as I would be more at home on a trek along the cales or in a castra.

Valete
by Horatius Piscinus
on Mon May 14, 2007 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: QUIZ: Tour of a Roman House
Replies: 10
Views: 4688

Re: Intro Cleopatra Aelia

Salva sis, Cleo Any questions on gladiators? Sure. One of my areas of interest is ancient medical practices. I have noticed some comments in ancient sources of treatments for bruises and fractures that were used, or recommended for use, only on gladiators. What information might you have...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Mon May 14, 2007 1:01 pm
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ancient Sports Medicine
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Salvete Aule Flavi et omnes True, I have not been around much lately. I have had a series of medical problems over the past nines months. (No real surprise there with my history.) Most recently I lost the use of my right arm, which is now partially recovered. I am still unable to type out re...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:40 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Stoicism and Epicureanism
Replies: 10
Views: 4876

Salve Tite Flavi Burying or burning your offerings would be most proper, in most cases, and whether to bury or burn them could depend on to whom the offerings were made. Beyond that, leaving offerings for birds to take up is a practice that cultores should perform. Birds are considered to carry...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Thu Apr 05, 2007 3:13 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What to do with offerings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1627

Salvete There is no happiness to be found in the "pursuit of happiness." The very meaning of the phrase is that you seek what you do not have, and finding it you learn in the first place that it is never as pleasurable as anticipated and secondly that it is no more than a momentary gra...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:03 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Stoicism and Epicureanism
Replies: 10
Views: 4876

Salve Valeri Claudi A tunica around the house because it's quite comfortable and cool in summer. (Took my wife and her girlfriend by surprise the first time, but they liked it.] I usually don't don a toga except when performing ritual, and then most often outdoors. It gets to be difficult r...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:35 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Togas and Roman Dress - Worn Nowadays?
Replies: 11
Views: 4960

Re: Whats Makes the Roman Gods different from the Greek Gods

Salvete What makes Mars different from Ares, Minerva from Athena, Vesta from Hestia? Why are there two versions of what some would say are the *same* gods. Are the Greek Gods the same as ours? Em, I can't say that I am very familiar enough with Greek ideas or practices to detail differen...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Wed Jan 31, 2007 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Whats Makes the Roman Gods different from the Greek Gods?
Replies: 5
Views: 2656

Salvete When I was surveying Latin inscriptions I was a bit surprised to find an area in North Africa where its funerary inscriptions showed people commonly living into their eighties and early nineties, while some lived over a hundred years. That area contrasted sharply with parts of Gaul where...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Wed Jan 31, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Decline and Fall Theory
Replies: 18
Views: 6739

Salvete I haven't seen an articulated proposal as of yet. Only a general concept. While Scerio as a over all plan in his mind, I don't think we need be too concerned with developing an entire reform package. We can do this in parts, and should adopt those parts as they become needed. I am n...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Mon Jan 08, 2007 5:25 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3300

Salve Publi Terti I would like to read your essay on Agrippina. If in Italian it will take me some time to go through it and I may not understand all of your arguments. I am not a Classicist. I don't think anyone would really consider me a scholar. I have a degree in history, but not in anc...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:18 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Diva Agrippina Augusta
Replies: 27
Views: 10926

Salve Tite Nero There were probably two different culti for the Magna Mater. This past year I was doing a survey of inscriptions related to the Magna Mater. Like others who have taken the time, there appeared to me some patterns to suggest this idea. The galli priests and the tauobolia relat...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:01 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: The Taurobolium and Modern Practice
Replies: 5
Views: 2967

Salvete I see that not all posts are transferring over to this new site from our former site. Just on the surface, this new site at Cynico seems to be working better than the one at iPower. Below is a reply I wrote to Publius Tertius, which I post here even though his post hasn't made it yet. ...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:29 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Diva Agrippina Augusta
Replies: 27
Views: 10926

Salve Aeneas Hmm, that sounds as though that the use of an obelisk in association with the Magna Mater was due to a syncretism. In other words, identifying the Magna Mater with Isis just as Isis worships came to identify all earth Goddesses in Isis. I would suspect the shield you mention is a r...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:23 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Obelisks in Roman Religion
Replies: 3
Views: 2014

Io Saturnalia!

Salve Mus!

Welcome back. Student days over? In the real world now, and without a job? Does that mean you've had to give up on the beer halls? Di prohibebunt haec! And this during the holiday of delight, may your stein ever be full.

Io Saturnalia
by Horatius Piscinus
on Sun Dec 17, 2006 7:07 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Back in town...
Replies: 3
Views: 1934

Relocating to a new home

Salvete Sodales omnes I may be jumping ahead of some of the other Curatores, but while I have the chance I will inform you of what we have been discussing. We have been having problems with our current server, iPower. Most recently some of you may have noticed that the Boards were on a debug ...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:58 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Relocating to a new home
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Salve Cai Gallice Earlier this year I did a survey of Latin inscriptions. In Aemilia I didn't really run into the names of any Romano-Gallic deities. Below are the names of deities I did find, the numbers after the names indicate how often they appeared on Latin inscriptions of Aemilia Apoll...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:12 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Roman-gallic deities
Replies: 2
Views: 1778

Salve Fausta Uhm, Mari? I recall a call to assemble where the soldiers were instructed to arrive with equiptment that they had to provide on their own. Cooking utensiles, food stuffs, cloaks, things like that, rather than weapons, but I don't recall in what period. I'd have no idea about the 4...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Fri Nov 10, 2006 6:02 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: army equipment
Replies: 3
Views: 2749

Salve Gnae Armini I have no idea why some would use pagan to label themselves, unless it is to distinguish themselves to Christians that they are not. Growing up, my family never refered to itself as being pagan. We didn't even call ourselves paisani as other Italian Americans did, since that...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:09 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Why paganism?
Replies: 13
Views: 6181

Salvete The only people who can *really* screw up an online societas are those who own the domain name or who have access to the website codes. We have a problem now in that the owner of SVR's domain name, and thus owner of the site at the moment, has stll not sent us the paperwork to transf...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:36 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3300

Salvete bene Sodale omnes Mi Quinte Valeri, you are thinking of SVR in terms of being a Roman Republic. Been there, done that, it didn't work. Too many offices, too few interested in holding the offices, too complicated in trying to abide with an unworable organizational structure carved into la...
by Horatius Piscinus
on Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3300
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