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Salvete,

I'm in the same area as Curio and Orcus, 14%

As Piscinus said, Latin and chess will do that, but Howard Phillips Lovecraft ? What's so geeky about him ?

Cthulhu fhtagn ! :twisted:

Hmm, yes, perhaps I can understand

Valete bene
C.D. Ward
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:15 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: We're all really geeks, but how geeky are we really?
Replies: 16
Views: 5496

Bacchus

Salvete, Does anyone know the origin of the word "Bacchus" (or Bachus, Bachos, Bacchos,...), the Roman counterpart of Dionysos ? The reason I ask is because I just had to translate the Lusistratè from Aristophanes and he mentions "to Bacheion", meaning "a place of Bacchian joy". So did the Gr...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Jun 19, 2004 2:45 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Bacchus
Replies: 0
Views: 896

Salve iterum Coruncani, Well, I looked it up in a dictionary, because you never know with these idiomatic phrases, and among many expressions with "iubeo", there was : "iubeo aliquem salvere" : "to greet someone", apparently you can even leave out the "salvere" and still have the same meaning,...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 15, 2004 11:26 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sextus Aurelius Victor's 'Liber di Caesaribus'
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Salve Tiberi, Perhaps they use the same system we use nowadays (e.g incoming UFO at 2 o'clock). So the VI would mean that they would hold it in a certain way. Could be but then there would be no need for any clocks from the sender and receiver, the receiver would just have to look at the pos...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman Flag system
Replies: 10
Views: 3340

Salve Coruncani, Salvere iubeo Marcus Ulpius! I can't let the Latin Inquisition do all the work around here, so I'll fill in for him, "Marcus Ulpius" should be "Marcum Ulpium", because it's the object of "salvere". The translation of what you wrote would be: "I, Marcus Ulpius, must greet" :...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 15, 2004 10:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Sextus Aurelius Victor's 'Liber di Caesaribus'
Replies: 4
Views: 1331

Salve Prime An even better site, many thanks, but there's something I don't really understand about the second system : The Romans also had a coded system, with which they could send only one of a dozen fixed messages, depending on the time for which they showed a flag. The sender and receiv...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 15, 2004 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman Flag system
Replies: 10
Views: 3340

Good job Juba ! After months of careful testing, it seems that your chariot is finally in perfect shape, if only the rest of Veneta could say the same :oops: Perhaps we need to go on an orientation meeting, to really get to know our charioteers, what drives them, what do they drive ? Or I ...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 15, 2004 12:22 am
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ludi Diei Natalis - Circenses
Replies: 7
Views: 6148

Roman Flag system

Salvete, here's a little text I found on a site : The Romans had clever signalling systems. On Hadrian's Wall an alphabetic system was used based on two groups of five flags, which allowed them to send messages letter by letter, and was similar to the system developed in England at the end of th...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:51 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman Flag system
Replies: 10
Views: 3340

Salve Ariadne,

Check out this thread :

http://www.societasviaromana.org/phpBB2 ... .php?t=197

Piscinus has named a number of board games there.

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Ludus Calculorum
Replies: 3
Views: 1592

Salve Attice, It's not really debunking, but I might add something about the life of Juvenalis, little is know about it really and I had to make an essay about it two years ago. I found it rather interesting, something worth translating from Dutch and adding a few things since then. And if I ...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:23 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Caesar as a military commander
Replies: 12
Views: 3786

Salve Mari, Rome: Pathway to Power was a great game indeed, a lot of fun, delivering a message to someone in the public baths, while you're there, someone takes of his toga and gets in the water, so that you can steal his toga, great stuff :D I only had some problems with the military missi...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:36 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman games
Replies: 14
Views: 6241

Salve Piscine, Interesting link, southern Spain, that would match earlier theories claiming that it was near the rocks of Gibraltar. Just one quote out of the article, especially for Atticus : Dr Kuehne noticed that the war between Atlantis and the eastern Mediterranean described in Plato'...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:04 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: REPOST: Atlantis, fact or fiction?
Replies: 16
Views: 10498

Salvete,

Collegium Latinum is still without a candidate as well. Going once,....

Valete bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jun 03, 2004 10:38 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Collegium Elections 2757
Replies: 19
Views: 1720

Salve Attice, "What was Greek tragedy ?", well, I guess there's only one topic about Ancient Greece that you can write more about and that would be the quastio Homerica :wink: I think the tragedy definitely has a religious origin, remember, the very first "plays" were nothing more than a sin...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jun 03, 2004 9:28 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: What was Greek tragedy ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Salvete, Three years, this calls for a celebration *sticks finger in the air and waves it around* Woo , I say, Woo indeed. 8) A big "Thank You" to everyone who helped making this a great place, with an atmosphere like this, things are looking good for the future ! Perhaps we could hav...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jun 02, 2004 5:00 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Happy birthday Societas Via Romana!!
Replies: 24
Views: 6289

Salvete, Piscinus scripsit : Many cultures also associate the sky with a god and the earth with a goddess, Egypt being one exception. It is perplexing how different cultures have similar ideas and even some of the same myths, where cultural transmission cannot explain it. For those who ...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 01, 2004 11:46 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Question on Greek-Latin crossover
Replies: 19
Views: 4754

Salvete,

Draco: How are we aware of this matriarchal sea-faring society? What do we know of them?


Yes, I'm interested in this as well, don't tell me we're dealing with the infamous Hyksos here ! :D

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:55 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Question on Greek-Latin crossover
Replies: 19
Views: 4754

Salve Locate, scripsisti: That shows us how important a language is in our way of reasoning. But that's more a topic for the col phi... Yes, interesting point, I remember this from a course from last year as well, Humbolt (I think) said something to this effect "if you want to experienc...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun May 30, 2004 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: "James, my dictionary please"
Replies: 10
Views: 2617

Lucanus' Pharsalia

Salvete, A while ago I had to write an essay on book V of Lucanus' Pharsalia (as it turned out, mainly a comparison with Vergilius' Aeneis). It was a fairly exhaustive job, looking up articles in classical reviews from years ago, translating the entire book and so forth. The result is that Lucan...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun May 30, 2004 4:22 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Lucanus' Pharsalia
Replies: 2
Views: 941

Salvete, I just took a look at the website Tergestus has offered, it's....well, what the site tells you really : latino sine flexione with a fair amount of Italian thrown in ("uno lingua", per esempio instead of "una lingua", words appear to have no gender). There's one rule I find a bit stra...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat May 29, 2004 9:16 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Latin as lingua franca for the European Union?
Replies: 28
Views: 7627
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