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Latin alphabet ?

Salvete, Scorpio scripsit : Latin alphabet was derived from Etruscan alphabet, which in turn was based on the Greek one. However, the letters we use nowadays are not "truly" Roman. Might need to add that the Greeks originally borrowed their alphabet from the Phoenicians, although they am...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:14 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Latin Alphabet
Replies: 7
Views: 1780

Salvete omnes, I, Quintus Pomponius Atticus, hereby announce my candidacy for consul. I have already served the SVR as aedilis, rogator and rector and would now like to help direct SVR as one of its consules. My main objectives, if I would be elected, would be to enhance and coordinate ac...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:11 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: CONSUL - candidates here please
Replies: 3
Views: 358

Garbage

Salve Locate, I think the image of people emptying their chamber pots, trash cans etc. on the streets stems from the Middle Ages rather than from the Roman era, although certain districts in Rome itself were known for being quite dirty (Suburra etc.). I suspect the wealthier citizens had thei...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Nov 08, 2002 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Garbage
Replies: 1
Views: 927

Jihad goes Greece ?

Salve Sokare, As the Greeks never had a dogmatic religion to spill their blood for in Antiquity, I think it is highly unlikely that they ever engaged in "holy wars" of any kind. At least I have never heard anything about such a war. Perhaps your source just used the expression "holy war" in a ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:32 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Hellenic holy war
Replies: 9
Views: 2093

Epicurean Equites

Salve Scorpio, Um. Is proof of this available? The way you say it reminds me of the Invisible Cat, Attice! I remember to have read this 'somewhere' so you'll have to believe me or not, I'm afraid :wink: Perhaps Lupus noster can check the chapter on Lucretius in his Latin Literature syllab...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Oct 28, 2002 7:26 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Roman Virtues?
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

The unsolved mysterium tremendum that is named usergroup ...

Salvete, I think you guessed the meaning of a phpbb-usergroup right, Mari. I too don't think it is meant for posting etc. Yet, since I don't understand the details of it quite well myself, I'll have to refer you to phpbb's support section @ http://www.phpbb.com/support.php . V...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Oct 28, 2002 5:59 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Usergroup?
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Belgae ? Ubi ?

Salve, Euh, misschien zijn ze hier niet omdat we ze vergeten uitnodigen zijn ... dit is namelijk een privé-subforum. Ik stel voor dat de censoren eens de memberlist van het forum nakijken op specimen van een zuiver Belgisch ras en die info doorspelen aan de aediles die ze dan zullen subscriben. ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: And so it begins...
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

RP

Salve Mari aliique,

I have created a new so called "user group" called "RP" with Marius as its moderator, so that you have a clear overview of who's in.

Vale,

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: A brave new start
Replies: 8
Views: 1780

Roman archeological sites in East Flanders

Salve Mus,

As far as I know, I think you can add Asper (Gavere) and Ruien (Kluisbergen) to the list of archeological sites in our region.

Vale,

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: A project
Replies: 5
Views: 1624

What is beauty

Salvete, Beauty is one of those subjects in which "the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life." (2 Cor.3.6 - KJV). Perhaps I have something of a romantic but if you try to put "beauty" into a categorical cage, it dies. There's a lovely anecdote about another romantic, John Keats, on this s...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What is beauty?
Replies: 8
Views: 1473

Knowledge ?

Salvete, I'm afraid dealing with "knowledge" in itself is like dealing with a Platonic form : we must strive for it ardently, knowing that, at best, we'll get a dim reflection of what might perhaps be true. We must dare to question the truthfulness of our truths ... One millenium ago, Christia...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 6:20 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What is knowable?
Replies: 10
Views: 1731

Rome ~ Stoicism ?

Salve Scorpio. That was a nice essay about a topic largely untouched by historians and, as such, perhaps offering even further possibilities for research and discussion. It sure is a subject about which a definitive conclusion will be hard to reach.. Just one remark. You say.. This is prob...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Oct 20, 2002 5:58 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Roman Virtues?
Replies: 6
Views: 1386

Fw : Question

Salvete, Someone sent this question to me by e-mail. As I don't know a precise answer myself, I'm forwarding it to this collegium. Why did the ancient romans and the people they conquered have their last names as places, like Jesus of Nazerith. did the romans force them to do that so they cou...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Oct 14, 2002 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Fw : Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1044

Roman expansion

Salvete omnes, Apart from many sensible things already said, I personally would emphasize the aspect of "attack as the best way of defence" as a prime mover in the context of Roman expansion. Rome emerged as a leading power in the Mediterranean in a time in which countries and nations were co...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Sep 22, 2002 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Prime mover of conquest ?
Replies: 9
Views: 2465

Re : Roman Music

Thanks for the tip, mi Appi Claudi ! :wink:

Vale,

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Sep 22, 2002 10:51 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Roman Music CD
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Re : Small Essay

Nice essay, mi Mus, can I add the link to the contributions' section of the ColHis once I begin reorganising that site ?

Vale,

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: small essay
Replies: 6
Views: 1826

Roman women

Salve Locate,

I think it's better to continue this discussion in one Collegium, the Vita Quotidiana to which the topic imho belongs, in order to prevent confusion.

Vale,

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 1:40 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Women
Replies: 2
Views: 1015

Re : Roman Women

Salvete Locate aliique, The image of Roman women confined to their homes and subject to the harsh will of an omnipotent pater familias dates from the early and classical republic, although there must've been exceptions to this situation. Female emancipation was a slow process beginning in the...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:51 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Women
Replies: 16
Views: 12715

Topica archives

Salve Sokare, The Aediles' plan is to summarize the most interesting and voluminous topics from our archives briefly and to upload them to the site. People who want to retrieve messages about a certain topic can then ask the Aediles to send them a specific number of messages from the archives of ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Sep 15, 2002 1:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: SVR mailinglists archives
Replies: 3
Views: 1382

Mithraeum in Germany

Salve Scorpio, As the discovery has been made only days ago, few information has yet been released. All I found was a brief notice in a German newspaper and one in the Teheran :?: Times Eine Tempelanlage für den persischen Gott Mithras hat ein archäologisches Team in Güglingen (Landkreis ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Sep 15, 2002 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Archaeological findings in Germania
Replies: 6
Views: 2320
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