Search found 80 matches

Return to advanced search

Re: Domitianus et al

Being rather new to this business of using the net extensively for such things, I am surprised at how much info there is there nowadays (if you can find it). I guess that by just reading the Domitianus entry in wiki you can learn pretty much all you need to know about him as a layman. Thanks, I wr...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:53 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Most evil Roman emperor ever ?
Replies: 47
Views: 26905

Re: Domitianus

Anyway, I like Suetonius very much. He may not be the most thrustworthy historian, but he is not shy in bringing up salacious rumours. It's best to read him cum grano salis , as we say, I guess. Well the interesting thing is that Suetonius' account of Domitian's life is actually a great deal more...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Most evil Roman emperor ever ?
Replies: 47
Views: 26905

Re: Most evil Roman emperor ever ?

On Domitianus : I seem to recall having read somewhere (was it Suetonius ?), that, as I child, living all alone in Rome while his father and elder brother were away to the wars, he was so desperately poor that he had to prostitute himself. How is that for a happy childhood ? The supposed poverty i...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Tue Mar 10, 2009 12:12 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Most evil Roman emperor ever ?
Replies: 47
Views: 26905

Re: Marius' thread!

Thx, I liked the old color Marius, but the new lay-out doesn't bother me :)
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Marius' thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 85517

Re: Marius' thread (was: Where IS Everybody??)

Finally made it to the new forum...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:12 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Marius' thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 85517

Haha, that's way too cool http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aabe_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-US-Site/Sites-Catalog/en_US/v1222765828673/imagesOnline/products/4274.jpg http://demandware.edgesuite.net/aabe_prd/on/demandware.static/Sites-US-Site/Sites-Catal...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: The Ancient World--in Legos!
Replies: 9
Views: 5319

I played a Roman themed boardgame called "Colosseum" a while back. The object of the game is to collect items (animals, boats, gladiators) in order to host games. The player who can host the most expensive games earns the most points. You can also build and upgrade arenas, and if a Caesar ...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:02 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Roman Themed Games
Replies: 26
Views: 12334

I think I've seen these before, heh. Someone should try their hands on a full scale model of Rome. Now that would be interesting. I'm also reminded me of the famous Brick Testament , which recreates scenes from the bible also using Legos. Here for instance Jesus appearing before Pontius Pilatus: ...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sun Sep 28, 2008 3:37 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: The Ancient World--in Legos!
Replies: 9
Views: 5319

Since Tiberius has granted me the right to post on this forum in the mean time, my two cents on this issue: At present, I think inactivity is seriously hampered by the complexity of the forum. In other words, for a community of this size, there are just too many subfora. For one, I don't think it...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:16 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: CONVOCATIO De Statu Proiectorum Aliarumque Rerum 8/2/2761
Replies: 10
Views: 2394

Nerva's involvement in Domitian's assassination

I'd like to elaborate on a topic I briefly touched upon in my thread of Grainger's book Nerva and the Succession Crisis of 96-98 . As mentioned, I think Grainger (2002) is a little to eager to accept Nerva's involvement in Domitian's assassination, which is by no means certain. As I feel the last w...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Nerva's involvement in Domitian's assassination
Replies: 1
Views: 1555

Marcus Lupinius Paulus wrote:I did see the movie version of Shakespeare's AWFUL 'Titus Andronicus' though.

Did you mean to say the movie's awful, or the play?

Because I like the movie quite a bit. :)
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Fri Jun 27, 2008 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Julius Caesar Audition Update
Replies: 6
Views: 2298

Grainger - Nerva and the Roman Succession Crisis of 96-99

New books arrived in the mail today, among which "African Emperor: Septimius Severus", by Anthony Birley, and John Grainger's "Nerva and the Roman Succession Crisis of 96-99". I've begun to read a little in the book on Nerva, but so far, I'm slightly disappointed at some of th...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Grainger - Nerva and the Roman Succession Crisis of 96-99
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

All part of my kneejerk atheism I suppose... :)
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Some pictures for you
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Replica of "Argo" sets sail today

From http://news.yahoo.com "ATHENS (AFP) - A replica of 'Argo', the mythical ship that bore Jason and the Argonauts on their heroic quest for the Golden Fleece sets sail again after six years of preparation, organisers said on Friday. Built with Bronze Age tools to the specifications of ...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:54 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Replica of "Argo" sets sail today
Replies: 1
Views: 769

Why not simply use Photobucket, or some other free hosting service? Or did you mean to put them on SVR directly? Anyway, wonderful pictures. I've always doubted the authenticity of the Pilate Stone though. I mean, how many inscriptions do we even have from random prefects of Judaea? The Pilate St...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sat Jun 14, 2008 12:48 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Some pictures for you
Replies: 7
Views: 2021

Thank you. That was very helpful. :)
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Archers in the Roman military
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Review of 'Rome' (1st & 2nd season)

Salve, I just finished watching the second season of HBO/BBC's Rome . I'm not going to delve into my thoughts at length here, but let me just say that, apart from minor drawbacks, I think this is pretty much the best, most entertaining and most historically accurate recreation of ancient Rome ev...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Review of 'Rome' (1st & 2nd season)
Replies: 7
Views: 3022

Archers in the Roman military

Salvete omnes, A few simple questions: 1) What was the amount of archers the Roman army typically employed in battle? And did this increase or decrease throughout the history of the Republic/Empire? 2) What was the status of archers in the Roman army? Were they even considered 'professional...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Sat Jan 12, 2008 4:32 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Archers in the Roman military
Replies: 3
Views: 2033

Re: Reading

Salve, Tarquinii Dionysii - What vintage is the book? Standard bio or book of sources or ? How does it seem to you so far? As far as I can tell, The Emperor Domitian is the most authoritative scholarly work on Domitian currently available. It is more useful than it is perhaps entertaining...
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Thu Jan 10, 2008 2:06 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 43111

I'm a slow reader myself. I usually read about one or two books per year. It's sad I know :) And the worst thing is that it usually takes that long too. I've got so much work to do I'm only able to read a few pages now and then. Currently:

Brian W. Jones:
The Emperor Domitian
by Tarquinius Dionysius
on Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:49 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 43111
Next

Return to advanced search

cron