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New Member

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 7:28 pm
by Anonymous

I just joined and wanted to say hi. I look forward to some intersting discussions. :D

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 8:07 pm
by Quintus Aurelius Orcus
Salve Messalina

Welcome to SVR and we are happy to have you here with us.

PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 8:39 pm
by Gnaeus Dionysius Draco
Salve Messalina,

Welcome to the SVR! Hope to see you post often ;).



PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 9:32 pm
by Q. C. Locatus Barbatus

I hope you will join our interesting discussions... but beware of the Belgians!!!

No, just kidding :lol:



PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 11:43 pm
by Gnaeus Dionysius Draco
:lol: perhaps we should make a sign that says "cave Belgas".. no? ;)


PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2003 11:49 pm
by Anonymous
Thanks everyone, and I'll watch out for the Belgians (just kidding) :wink:

PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2003 4:16 am
by Horatius Piscinus
Salva sis Messalina

Always nice to find a new soror among us :wink: Most welcomed.

Di te ament

Moravius Piscinus

Greetings from another new member

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 4:01 am
by Anonymous
This looks like an interesting group! I look forward to reading more of the posts.

I've recently published a novel that provides an Upstairs/ Downstairs look at household life in Pompeii. If any of you are interested, please see the companion web site at for more information; the novel is available at Amazon UK and other major online booksellers.

Author: Rebecca East Title: A. D. 62: Pompeii

Greetings - Rebecca

PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2003 4:44 pm
by Gnaeus Dionysius Draco
Salve Rebecca,

Welcome to the forum ;).


Just a thought...

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2003 6:48 pm
by Aldus Marius

Perhaps we can use this thread to welcome *all* new members, and to give them a place to introduce themselves...?

** Marius was about to create a new topic for intros, but then he saw this one, already aptly-titled **

PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 6:23 pm
by Anonymous
Chaire Messalina,

a big welcome from me too! I aswell do hope that we'll see you a lot in these parts. Forsure this 'Metus Belgicus' is not something to laugh with. There were times when they just bardged in the tent of a centurion and killed them :wink: [They say only the collegium Graecum knows safety :wink:] But the greatest fear -I think is that of 'Hubris', and fankly though understandable, it's the only "felon" we cyberromans commit 8)

µéchris e>is collegium Graecum :wink:


PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2003 6:26 pm
by Anonymous
| r5 'fankly' = 'frankly' corr. Hell. |

PostPosted: Mon Jun 02, 2003 11:51 pm
by Anonymous
According to my preaceptor, Draco, I'd better introduce myself! I'm Helena Eleutheria, a new member with a great deal of interest in SVR. I hope to learn a good deal and contribute where I can. I'm currently a grad student as many of you probably are. My task at hand - writing a thesis on Roman Republican political friendship, focusing on Cicero and L. Munatius Plancus.

Having begun about a year ago I'm alternately enthusiastic and and sick to death of the subject!! If anyone is a particular specialist at friendship or Cicero, please wave a flag.

I look forward to a fine experience with you all.


PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 12:04 am
by Anonymous
Chaîre Helena,

welcome on my behalf. Last year I wrote a thesis on the suggestend collaboration of Crassus Dives and Caesar to the Coniurationis Catilinae. I found them to be not guilty -on the contrary, they helped tot stop him! Evereything was set up by Cicero, so I gather he hasn't many friends. Also Lupus and I have this theory that Atticus is either an imaginary friend or he's stalked by Cicero. Possibly the second option is valid, seeïng that Atticus really lived. How good of friends are boni actually? Are Junior and Powell friends? I doubt it. But enough speculation, what are your findings so far? I am higly interested, for I completed a year in the library working on Cicero aswell.



M.G.: Maybe our shared praeceptor could do the moving tread thingu again. To the Collegium Historicum I suppose. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2003 9:39 am
by Gnaeus Dionysius Draco

Indeed it makes my ego swell significantly that the people I've taken under my wings are talking - to each other! :lol: j/k about the ego stuff though.

Good to see you post Helena! Welcome to the forum! :)

Anyway, I'm not going to move all topics here so I'll give my quick comments on Cicero here.

In popular history I get the impression Cicero is portrayed in a positive way, as he also is in philosophical overviews. Like Mus sometimes remarked, you can't argue about the man's merits and intelligence. However, he is self-contradictory and, although he didn't actively contribute to destroy the Republic as some others did, neither did he save it, as he claims to have (I doubt that he could have saved it).

In Collegium Historicum we staged a fictional trial of Cicero about 1,5 year ago. You might want to check it out. I have a friend who also wrote her thesis on Cicero (the Catalinarian affair) and she liked it. Perhaps you might like it too. If there's anything you disagree with, of course, just let us know here ;).

Valete optime,

PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:22 am
by Horatius Piscinus
Salva sis Helena

It is very good to see you here. Welcome to SVR.

By friendships are you referring to an Amicitia? Did Cicero have one, I wonder? He may have been in that of Pompeius Magnus, and one would assume I suppose that a former consul would have his own. But cicero always seemed to be more of a hanger on to other political parties than to actually leading one of his own. I'd like to hear more from you on this.

Vale optime Anima felix vivas
Marcus Moravius Piscinus