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Salvete, I haven't read all previous answers, so if I sound a bit redundant, bear with me. I believe the reason that Latin died was that it ceased to evolve. Bear in mind that there weren't real "grammary books" in even Cicero's time. Latin was taught by reading famous works of literature. F...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Mar 26, 2006 3:09 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Why and How did Latin Die?
Replies: 22
Views: 12690

A superlative only adds the notion of "very", as in "his feet are very big". If that's what you wanted to say with "too", then a superlative will do the trick. But if it's more like "his feet are too big to fit in his shoes" or something like that, then you're looking for what Tergestus already s...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Nov 16, 2005 3:49 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: How do you translate...
Replies: 3
Views: 1984

Salve, Atticus, Mus and myself have been to Pompeii last year. Really a special place. You can actually wander around and ask someone for directions to a certain house you want to visit "The way to the house of the Faun ? ( http://freestockphotos.com/POMPEII/HouseFaun.jpg ) Oh no...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:23 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Exhibition on Pompeii in Chicago
Replies: 4
Views: 2518

Salvete,

Uti Rogas

It looks good, I'm curious to see how things will go from now on.

Valete bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Nov 05, 2005 11:10 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: [Concilium] Concilium : working procedures and deadlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6116

Salvete, Now however, everything is on our forum, and I don't see how we could (or - in fact - why we would) still 'separate' our collegia. I agree with Atticus on this. Reducing red tape should be one of our goals and it would be a bunch of unwanted work to keep track of who is a member of...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Sep 02, 2005 9:59 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: [Concilium] Regulae
Replies: 36
Views: 4457

Salvete, I fully agree, the svr should be about its fora and discussions, its website and what has been submitted to it. Elaborate elections like we had in the past usually caused a lot of trouble because of a lack of candidates or voters. A small group of people, a board of administrators, soun...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:28 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: [Concilium] Comitia, Magistratus & Senatus
Replies: 18
Views: 2318

Salvete, But if we are just a community of friends then what difference does it make, why do we have to count the number of sodales, and what is so bad with having inactive ghosts lying around? I agree. It's nice to know how many (active) members we have, but it's not really necessary. It w...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Aug 21, 2005 2:04 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: [Concilium] SVR : Identity, Nature, Goals, and Principia
Replies: 31
Views: 3811

Salvete,

Therefore, please indicate that you are ades!


Praesens sum. Dealing with exams and travelling are behind me for now, so instead of just reading the forum, I'll finally be able to make some postings as well. Andiamo !

Valete bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Aug 16, 2005 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: [Concilium] Concilium : working procedures and deadlines
Replies: 43
Views: 6116

En hoe zijn de vooruitzichten voor Mus en Draco, afgestudeerd of toch nog een extra zittijd erbij om het af te leren ?
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: SVR Meeting in Augusta Treverorum on 13./14.08.???
Replies: 13
Views: 6996

Salve Orce, Thanks for looking; there is a connection between the roman Hercules and Stoicism (for example, Seneca has written 2 tragedies about him, Hercules Furens and another one, Hercules Oetaeus I think). Anyway, I just started reading "The Herakles theme" by Galinsky, so I'll find somethin...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu May 05, 2005 7:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Herakles
Replies: 27
Views: 7441

Salve Orce,

Do your sources say anything about the link between Roman Stoicism and Hercules ?

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed May 04, 2005 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Herakles
Replies: 27
Views: 7441

Salvete, I thought some of you might be interested to read the oldest text we have that mentions Arthur, it's from Nennius, Historia Brittonum: Tunc Arthur pugnabat contra illos in illis diebus cum regnibus Brittonum, sed ipse dux erat bellorum. (...) Duodecim fuit bellum in monte Badonis, i...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Mar 12, 2005 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Who was King Arthur?
Replies: 7
Views: 3610

Ik heb het ook opgepakt, samen met La meglio gioventù om te herbekijken op woensdag zullen dat tegen dit weekend een slordige 6 opgenomen films zijn, heerlijk die examens... misschien nadien nog eens een meetingske houden ? Danny moet zijn inkomsten toch hebben zien afnemen met die semesterexamen...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Feb 06, 2005 2:11 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: AUGUSTUS, THE ROMAN EMPEROR
Replies: 7
Views: 4321

Salvete, To give this thread some direction again: does anyone know of other habits like this ? I'm referring to writing, so don't say that the Romans had this rather strange habit of walking around in toga :wink: Specific ways of beginning or ending a letter, a wil, a contract, an imperial ...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:22 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4043

How about 11313211 ?
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Jan 23, 2005 8:50 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Great Riddle Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 15223

I'm with Marius on the pair of shoes for 2 and I'll go with a hole for number 3
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Jan 20, 2005 11:45 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Great Riddle Thread
Replies: 35
Views: 15223

Indeed, according to I.J. Pfeijffer, the satiric poet Hipponax was the first to use that rather scandalous word


Any idea what it was in Greek ?
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:26 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4043

Salve Attice, 166 BC though... a lot had changed in a hundred, in two hundred years, I remember Tacitus writing about a legate (so that's about the first century AD), who thought they should bring back the Lex Oppia and he was mostly ridiculed for it. Both the tempora and mores had changed enough...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:24 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4043

But he also mentions his mother by name.... :wink:
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4043

Also, for some reason, I don't know why, it was a habit of not calling a daughter by name in a will. It was okay to make arrangements for your wife and write her name in doing so, but not when talking about your daughter. For sons, this appears to have been no problem at all. Again, in the will of A...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:31 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4043
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