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Salve Piscine,

Sounds like a good idea to me, I'm sure everyone here can ask questions that others won't know, so it looks like a good way to learn some trivia or inspire a discussion on a topic.

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit of Antiquity
Replies: 33
Views: 15667

just one more thing:

Whose last words allegedly were "Applaud; the comedy is over."? Augustus.


In Latin this is "Plaudite; Acta est fabula", but why do you translate as "comedy" ? I would rather say "play" instead

L.
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit of Antiquity
Replies: 33
Views: 15667

Some questions, I'll post ten at a time ----------------------- Who was the mother of Romulus and Remus – Rhea Silvia Who wrote the Georgica – Vergilius What did Ovidius and Juvenalis have in common – They were both banished What does “Do ut Des” mean – “I give so that you would give”...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit of Antiquity
Replies: 33
Views: 15667

Salvete, Sorry for not coming up with any questions yet, I couldn't acces the computer for a while and I was rather busy since I got it back. Anyway, here are a few remarks about previous questions: How many heads did Cerberus have? - Four There are always different traditions, but I tho...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Trivial Pursuit of Antiquity
Replies: 33
Views: 15667

Salve Curio,

My guess is that, like SPQR means "The Senate and the People of Rome", this would mean "The Senate and the People of the Colony of Ostia", but there are others here that have more knowledge about inscriptions, Mus, Attice ?

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 30, 2004 2:29 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Latin inscription
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Salve Coruncani,

Each member will normally keep the same voter code year after year, unless one of the censores would like to change all voter codes.

Sorry for the late reply, I couldn't access the computer since Saturday.

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jul 29, 2004 8:19 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: IT'S TIME TO VOTE!
Replies: 4
Views: 793

Salve Garrule,

Carlo Ginzburg's Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath


Somewhat unrelated, but isn't Ginzburg the author of so called micro-storia ? Would you recommend him ?

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: meaning/s of "paganus"
Replies: 7
Views: 1698

Salve Crispe, I don't really know much about Latin before or after the Classical period, other than a few general remarks, but the use of the subjunctive I described is a classical feature. I'm not familiar with the Allen & Greenough, but I found it in my grammar book under "Verba sentien...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Jul 18, 2004 12:42 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Genesis 1:4
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Salvete,

Like most Belgae, Dutch as a mother language, English and French at a reasonable level and a bit of German. I started with Italian as well this year and I'll throw in Latin and ancient Greek as well :wink:

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:53 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: What languages do you speak?
Replies: 36
Views: 14149

Salvete, Just a quick note to mention that Atticus, Mus and myself have returned from Napoli (though Atticus already left for Germany again). We went to, among other places, Pompei, Herculaneum, Oplontis, Capri (Villa Iovis), ... I was thinking of creating a new thread to give an overview, perhap...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:51 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Absentiae
Replies: 9
Views: 2357

Salve Aule,

A student of Classical Philology at the university of Ghent here, Greek - Latin with modern Italian as third language and with (hopefully only) 2 years to go.

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Just one question about... you !
Replies: 22
Views: 8981

Salvete, Congratulations to all members who had to deal with exams, with or without re-exams, the efforts made are usually great and a break and a pat on the back are well deserved. Many thanks for the congratulations as well, it feels good to be a part of the world again after 2 - 3 months o...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:41 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Oh and by the way, for those who were wondering...
Replies: 5
Views: 1846

Looking very nice indeed, my congratulations, I especially love the first page, with the logo centered.

Carry on with the good work !

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: New look to SVR
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Salve Crispe, A somewhat late welcome from me as well, to my defence, I was away for the past two weeks ;-) These Certamina you speak of sound interesting, it's also the first time I ever heard of it. Could you perhaps give us an example of what type of questions you get, both for grammar, mythol...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salvete!
Replies: 6
Views: 2352

Salvete, I'll see if I can come up with a translation, though it could take a while, there's a 10-day party going on in Ghent, de "Gentse Feesten" for all belgae ;-)

Valete bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Novus Gaudeamus
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

I'll give it a shot Draco, any suggestions for what "link" is in Latin ?

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Non-english Latin sites
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Salve Tite Mari, "quod bona erat" or even "quod bona fuit" could both be used as well I think. What might explain the subjunctive is that authors often used it to reflect the thoughts of their characters. For example : Falso queritur genus humanum quod vita brevis sit The human race unjustl...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:44 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Genesis 1:4
Replies: 4
Views: 1313

Salve Tiberi, The "Gaudeamus" was a drinking song, I think Draco (senior) has submitted that song (plus possibly a translation) to our site, under "Latin drinking songs" or something like that. "Novus Gaudeamus" would suggest that this is a new one, though the first few lines seem the same to ...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Jun 26, 2004 10:51 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Novus Gaudeamus
Replies: 5
Views: 1830

Salve Aule,

Nothing to worry about, there are quite some students here dealing with exams in this period and spare time can be very rare. I've been busy with exams ever since April, though the end is finally near, monday will be the last day of exams ! 8)

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jun 25, 2004 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salvete omnes
Replies: 41
Views: 14126

Salve Piscine, scripsisti He used the system he had, often put it under stress that a better general might not have. He had to change things somewhat when he faced Labienus, and that is the one time I recall where he did adapt to the situation rather than rely on frontal assault. What ab...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jun 24, 2004 1:05 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Caesar as a military commander
Replies: 12
Views: 3786
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