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I know very little Spanish, and wish I knew less.


Eh? That's an unusual attitude.
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Thu Apr 14, 2005 12:41 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Translation: I love you
Replies: 20
Views: 6747

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gan_Ying According to the Hou Hanshu, the Chinese history of the later Han dynasty (25-220 CE): "In the ninth year (97 CE), Ban Chao dispatched his adjutant Gan Ying all the way to the coast of the Western Sea and back. Former generations had never...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Thu Mar 17, 2005 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Romans Everywhere! - Even in China?!
Replies: 26
Views: 11150

starring Vin Diesel as Hannibal


Vin Diesel?
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sat Mar 12, 2005 12:54 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Hannibal on TV
Replies: 11
Views: 4663

I doubt they knew them very well, why else would Pliny the Elder go to the mountain to investigate (being a naturalist and all). I was going to say that it was down to scholarly curiosity, but then I remembered that he asked his son to come along. Hmmm...rereading it, this seems to be germane: ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Mon Mar 07, 2005 10:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: No volcano?
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

This might be only a novel but I guess that Robert Harris thought there must've been a reason why so many people died in Aug. 79 simply because they weren't aware of the danger. If they'd known mons Vesuvius is a volcano they could've interpreted the quakes before as an upcoming eruption and would'...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: No volcano?
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

I heard a strange thing the other day, someone told me there isn't a Latin word for "Volcano". This struck me as being rather odd seeing as two of their cities got destroyed by one. However, my knowledge of the Latin language is basic at best and I'd like to know if this is true. If so, what word ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Mar 06, 2005 2:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: No volcano?
Replies: 10
Views: 2262

Basically, it appears that I've contracted a viral form of hepatitis... So I'm afraid I will be almost/entirely silent for 1-5 weeks (gotta love those precise diagnoses) That sounds awful. Excuse me while I disinfect my keyboard. Oh yes, and... Spero te tempore brevi valiturum esse. Aegr...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Feb 23, 2005 10:03 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Absentiuuuuurgh
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

I'll give this a go: A ldus b ene c antat d e e xcavatione. F ui g elidus h ebesque i am - l udos M artialis n unc o ptat p erituros, q uorum r epetendo s odales t aedet. U tinam v appam e xeam. Of course the Romans had fewer letters, and endings carry most of the meaning ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:03 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Alphabet Game
Replies: 22
Views: 9801

Gradus ad Parnassus

Would anyone here by chance know where to find a Gradus ad Parnassus on the internet? For those not in the know, a Gradus ad Parnassus is a book useful for putting together Latin verse - detailing long/short syllables and alternative words etc. Google is less than fruitful today, and the one I have ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Thu Feb 10, 2005 4:35 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Gradus ad Parnassus
Replies: 0
Views: 852

Habeo! In The Economist , December 18th, an article appeared detailing this possibility. It starts by detailing the efforts of Zhelaizhai, a village in Gansu province, to put itself on the tourist map by claiming a Roman connection. It mentions the well known contact in 166 by an emisary of Ma...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:43 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Romans Everywhere! - Even in China?!
Replies: 26
Views: 11150

Does anyone here have any reliable information on their length, tonnage, sails construction, speed etc. ? I'm sure you're as capable as I of googling up something, but just in case: Link In order to satisfy the various requirements of commerce, ship tonnages were quite variable. According to ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Feb 09, 2005 1:11 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Romans Everywhere! - Even in China?!
Replies: 26
Views: 11150

Welcome to the Societas! It's good to see another Scribonian around. That Latin compendium sounds like an invaluable tool - in what other fields do your interests lie? Thank you. The problem I've always found with Latin words is the wide range of meanings they can convey, so often the Engli...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Feb 09, 2005 12:52 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: 56!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3533

Salvete omnes. I see you have a superb website here, with several unusually learned members, and quite a number of interesting articles. I hope I may be permitted to add to your resources for learning the Latin language - I have a largeish Excel spreadsheet of the 1800 most common Latin words tha...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Feb 06, 2005 5:25 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: 56!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 3533
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