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And...I am being given a "sandbox" of sorts to try out the Wiki concept. Stay tuned; your fuddy-duddy retro-Webmeister just might do something kewl after all!! >({|8-)


Wiki? This sounds interesting...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:43 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Relocating to a new home
Replies: 6
Views: 934

Ave iterum! Of the only two people who've managed to really screw us over, one of them left in a huff and took a good chunk of our history with him; the other one neglected to pay the rent. Neither man violated a single provision of any Regula; though Consul Coruncanius had no authority to disso...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:57 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3365

I don't see any other practical way of doing this except making one giant and bloated rogatio detailing the whole plan. But what is wrong with the plan I outlined already? That was the whole purpose of writing the plan, was so that everyone can see my full intentions before proposing individual pie...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:44 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3365

I didn't want this one rogatio to be too bloated, so I'm cutting it up into pieces. The discussion may be cut to pieces but you will appreciate that we cannot make a final determination on the merits of this package of reform until we have seen the whole. There will be censors, the number of wh...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:06 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3365

Salve Quintus Valerius! Si vales, bene est. Ego valeo. Under our current system, instead of a Senate, we have the Curia, traditionally where the Senate resided. It, however, consists of the administrators of the forum, and although technically both former and current magistrates, in practice onl...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Oct 22, 2006 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Rogatio Valeria de Senatu Censoribusque
Replies: 27
Views: 3365

I wonder what Tacitus means when he says they married late. Obviously that they married late by Roman standards. But when did the Romans marry?
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sat Oct 14, 2006 5:54 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Of Germanic habits
Replies: 15
Views: 7536

1. Roman olympics 2. Chariot building/racing 3. Latin rhetorical debate 4. Common day activities, such as cooking or Roman wear 5. Gladiatorial combat There exist already organizations which provide activities such as these. I refer, of course, to Nova Roma. What would differentiate us from th...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Thu Sep 28, 2006 12:28 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Masterfully Coherent Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

The Collegia are, as noted, already accessible to everyone who visits us.


Jolly good. I was sure that when I first joined, some of the Collegia were off limits to non-members.
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:42 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Masterfully Coherent Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

Clare Martialis, AFAIK every visitor and registrant can read almost everything on this Board, the Comitia included. What non-members cannot do is post to the Comitia. The Collegiae are fully-accessible to everyone. Is this what you were asking about, or something else...say, getting us registered w...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Masterfully Coherent Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

Many of these ideas need further elaboration and scrutiny. One I am fond of, both in foro et in vita, is the patron system. Patrons would be, if it is the will of the sodales, exemplary members of the Society, most likely patricians, but certainly all Senators. Patrons would be tied to the gens,...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:41 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Masterfully Coherent Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

Salvete. Scerio's plan is essentially sound. While I am not entirely certain that we have enough active members to see it through - I fear, for example, that with these extra posts, we may find that we have, to adapt the American phrase, too many senators and not enough legionaries - it would be ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:40 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Masterfully Coherent Plan
Replies: 36
Views: 6091

From Tacitus, Germania In all their houses the children are reared naked and nasty; and thus grow into those limbs, into that bulk, which with marvel we behold. They are all nourished with the milk of their own mothers, and never surrendered to handmaids and nurses. The lord you cannot discern...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:36 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Of Germanic habits
Replies: 15
Views: 7536

It's book VI, 21. Vita omnis in venationibus atque in studiis rei militaris consistit: ab parvulis labori ac duritiae student. Qui diutissime impuberes permanserunt, maximam inter suos ferunt laudem: hoc ali staturam, ali vires nervosque confirmari putant. Intra annum vero vicesimum feminae noti...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Of Germanic habits
Replies: 15
Views: 7536

Draco, I'm not sure; perhaps society in general. To put it in a wider context: "Their whole life is composed of hunting expeditions and military pursuits; from early boyhood they are zealous for toil and hardship. Those who remain longest in chastity win greatest praise among their kindred... ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Of Germanic habits
Replies: 15
Views: 7536

I'm not sure about some of that other stuff, but it is quite true that young Americans did say the pledge of allegiance with an outstretched arm. I'm not sure what exactly this proves. I believe it was done for a long time before anyone had even heard of the Nazis. See: http://www.rharri...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:07 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Roman Salute and the American Pledge
Replies: 5
Views: 2589

Well, this is indeed happy news.

Congratulations, or gratulor.
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Mon Aug 29, 2005 10:53 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Future SVR Sodales
Replies: 12
Views: 6730

I see from your website , O Quinte, that you are already making progress towards this goal. Don't let the thought of me, standing over your shoulder, anxiously waiting for you to complete this project, and tapping my feet in anticipation interfere with your other work, which I'm sure is just as...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:17 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Teaching Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

Hey, by the way, if you want to, you could expand on our Latin teaching material on the site? It would be really good if we could have a wiki for the Latin language. There are several tricky bits that I think I could help out with. But I think if I were involved it would have to be little and ...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Mon May 30, 2005 6:55 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Teaching Latin
Replies: 10
Views: 3389

To name but one thing (of course I'd like to see a complete ancient gentlemen's library being unearthed one day !), I'd very much like to find more texts by the great 5th century sophists : as much as Socrates, they laid the basis for classical western humanism, but what we know about them, and cer...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:37 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Some good news:
Replies: 5
Views: 2309

Some good news:

link Today's Wikipedia front page. Proof that wikipedia's news pages share my sense of priorities: Now, in a breakthrough described as the classical equivalent of finding the holy grail, Oxford University scientists have employed infra-red technology to open up the hoard, known as the Ox...
by P. Scribonius Martialis
on Sun Apr 17, 2005 4:01 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Some good news:
Replies: 5
Views: 2309
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