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Salvete Romani, I hope you enjoyed my small essay about "Trade and the storing of goods". After re-reading my own text after it was posted, I came to the conclusion that it didn't really say what the Roman traded. So here's a short list of the goods availeble for trade in the Roman Empire: ...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Tue Feb 04, 2003 9:37 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Trade and the storing of goods.
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Trade and the storing of goods.

Salvete Romani, as promised earlier I will post this essay I wrote almost a year ago. Here it is, enjoy! Trade in the Roman Empire Ports Ordinary Roman ports were little more than protected beaches. Small trading vessels either ran aground on the sand or moored at the edge of navig...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Mon Feb 03, 2003 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Trade and the storing of goods.
Replies: 1
Views: 979

Salve Sokare, I was already planning to post my "barbers and baths" essay (although it can always use a little extra information). It would indeed be a good idea to bundle the "measuring time" topic and put it on the site too. But there's more, somewhere in the deepest and dustiest pits of my com...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Feb 02, 2003 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Barbers and baths
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Salve Piscine, Caesar may have had capable lieutenents, but isn't that always the case with succesfull men and women? I shall explain it with an example: A man has a great idea for a new type of chariot. He draws the plan of it and brings it to an engineer. The engineer selects what material i...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Feb 02, 2003 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Belgae fortissimi sunt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Salve Piscine, I thought Caesar was a tactical genius, I remember reading in history class about Caesar being outnumbered (I think it was 1 to 3) against a horde of barbarians. His idea was to make a wall with archers on top of it to shoot at the oncoming barbarians (they were Gauls). The barb...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:46 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Belgae fortissimi sunt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Salve Piscine, there are some examples left in Pompeiian wall paintings, but no original mirrors have been found so far. Silver mirrors have come to be preferred [to bronze ones]; they were first made by Pasiteles in the period of Pompey the Great [106-48 B.C.]. But it has recently come to b...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Feb 02, 2003 11:36 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Barbers and baths
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Belgae fortissimi sunt?

Salvete Romani, in "De Bello Gallico", Caesar says: "Horum omnium fortissimi sunt Belgae" How much I would like to believe this, there are a few questions that spring to mind when hearing this. - Did he say this to make his victory all the more glorious? - Did he say this to gain more...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Feb 02, 2003 12:16 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Belgae fortissimi sunt?
Replies: 8
Views: 1934

Barbers and baths

Slavete Romani, I wrote this small essay a while ago (back in the days of the mailing list). I would like to know if any of you would like to comment, add or corect somethings about it, or maybe have questions. And if any of you think it is good enough to be put onto the site. Hairstyle in the...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sat Feb 01, 2003 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Barbers and baths
Replies: 7
Views: 1699

Roman games

Salvete Romani, I didn't really know where to post this topic, but I decided to post it here to create some activity ot the Collegium Militarum and also because it involves the Roman legions and a lot of historical features about them (it might have been posted on the Collegium Historicum, but it...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Thu Jan 30, 2003 9:03 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman games
Replies: 14
Views: 6238

Salve, because nobody seems to know anything about this subject, I've decided to do some resaerch myself on the internet and came across some very good sites. http://www.beaglesoft.com/timehistoryroman.htm http://www.clubs.psu.edu/aegsa/rome/romec.html ...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Mon Jan 27, 2003 3:02 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Measuring time
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Measuring time

Salve,

I would like more about the methods the Romans used to measure time. They used sundials but I remember reading about waterclocks too. Could anyone tell me how they divided the day (hours, minutes, seconds?) and with what kind of apparatus.

Valete bene,

Hannibal Dionysius Draco
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Sun Jan 19, 2003 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Measuring time
Replies: 1
Views: 947

Salve Locatus, after seeing a documentary about "barbarians" migrating from the north to the south. There was a smal bit about some barbarians ambushing an intire legion of Roman soldiers, chasing them deep into the bushes and leaving them there, the entire legion died. One year later, another le...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Tue Jan 14, 2003 10:50 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Burial places
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

Salve Locate, after doing some research on the internet about a most interesting topic, I am able to anwser your questions. Roman coins were handmade andey didn't actually have a prescribed value. The coin itself was literally worth its own weight (in gold, silver, bronze or copper). In 23B...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Mon Jan 13, 2003 1:39 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Money
Replies: 1
Views: 982

Salve, after reading Allegra's post, I decided to do some reasearch myself about the roman cuisine and found this site: http://www.mit.edu:8001/people/wchuang/cooking/recipes/Roman/Ancient_Roman.html Most sites offer the same recipies but all of them come from the same cookbook: "De Re C...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Fri Jan 10, 2003 9:24 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: links to useful sites on cuisine and daily life
Replies: 3
Views: 1739

Salve, personally, I think that it was indeed Plato's image of a perfect state because there is no mentioning of Atlantis by any other source. Last year (I think it was in August) I saw a documantary about an island (I forgot it's name, sorry) near Greece, that could have been related to Atla...
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Tue Jan 07, 2003 10:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: REPOST: Atlantis, fact or fiction?
Replies: 16
Views: 10494

Salve,

Correct me if I'm wrong but I heard on the news that Mithras, who was originally Persian, became God and protector of the emperors. at least, that's what I heard.

Tiberius Dionysius Draco
by Tiberius Dionysius Draco
on Mon Sep 16, 2002 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Archaeological findings in Germania
Replies: 6
Views: 2318
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