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Re: Interesting ancient inventions

Salve Draco, I've seen a serious documentary film about some the inventions you mention here. I think they were by Hyeron of Syracuse. The documentary reconstructed the eolipila, the water-vending machine, and another mechanism to open temple doors automatically during sacrifices (set off by the fi...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sun Jun 14, 2009 2:34 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Interesting ancient inventions
Replies: 1
Views: 1455

Re: Marius' thread!

I just heard about all the mess going on over there. If I hadn't quit in Feb, I most certainly would've quit now. I wonder if the european members are getting annoyed with the litigious american members yet. Us? Of course we are annoyed! Actually if I tried to express exactly *how* annoyed we ar...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:41 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Marius' thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 84170

Re: Expats from Nova Roma

Salve Mari,
interesting: I always thought this was "the roman society and way". A comma would be missing, but the name can make perfect grammatical sense this way. It never occurred to me that it was meant to mean something else.

Vale,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sun Jun 14, 2009 1:32 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Expats from Nova Roma
Replies: 47
Views: 14475

Re: Expats from Nova Roma

Salvete omnes, I realized I haven't been here for a while. Computer change, and holding a magistracy in NR will do that to you. Well, there was no new lawsuit threat this week in NR, so I found myself unexpectedly with some free time and I thought of taking a holiday here. Unlike some others, I kno...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sat May 30, 2009 10:56 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Expats from Nova Roma
Replies: 47
Views: 14475

Because of organization problems the festival wasn't as big as promised, but it was still interesting, and I was positively impressed with Bulgaria.
by L. Livia Plauta
on Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Novae roman re-enactment festival - June 27-28-29
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Campo di Flora

The italian Apietas association ( http://www.apietas.org ) organizes a roman-themed summer camp in Argusto (Calabria, southern Italy) from August 10 to 17. This one is not military themed: there will be religious ceremonies, lectures, seminaries and experimental archaeology activities...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:26 am
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Campo di Flora
Replies: 0
Views: 1420

Salve Tiberi Draco,
I also read "Guns, Germs and Steel" and found it quite enlightening.
I have bought "Collapse" already, but had no time to read it yet. I'm sure ti will be worthwhile, though.
Vale,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sat Jun 21, 2008 1:12 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 41931

Feriae Latinae photos

Salvete omnes, well, Aldus Marius said we shound share our experiences of roman meetings, so here I am. I had been meaning to post here the links to my photos of the events organized by italian novaromans in Rome for the birthday of Rome and Feriae Latinae, but I wanted to wait until I was back in ...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri May 23, 2008 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Feriae Latinae photos
Replies: 0
Views: 1426

Salve Mari,
I agree with every word you write.
And thanks for making the two threads "sticky".
Vale,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri May 23, 2008 9:38 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Nova Roma conventus in Dacia - July 30 - August 4
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Nova Roma conventus in Dacia - July 30 - August 4

Salvete, I know this is blatant promotion for the competition, but I thought some people might be interested in the Nova Roma conventus. The deadline for making a reservation is May 31, and details can be found on http://novaroma.org/nr/VI_Conventus_Novae_Romae I'm definitely going t...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri May 23, 2008 1:55 am
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Nova Roma conventus in Dacia - July 30 - August 4
Replies: 3
Views: 2116

Novae roman re-enactment festival - June 27-28-29

The biggest european roman re-enactor festival is going to take place in Novae (Svishtov) in Bulgaria on June 27-29. There are going to be almost 350 legionaries. Details can be found at http://www.legio-i-italica.it/novae/ and http://www.visitsvishtov.com (I th...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri May 23, 2008 1:51 am
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Novae roman re-enactment festival - June 27-28-29
Replies: 3
Views: 2122

Salve Iuli Draco, the biggest european roman re-enactor festival is going to take place in Novae (Svishtov) in Bulgaria on June 27-29. There are going to be almost 350 legionaries. Details can be found at http://www.legio-i-italica.it/novae/ and http://www.visitsvis...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri May 23, 2008 1:48 am
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Rennaissance in Dacia
Replies: 3
Views: 2204

Here's the book I'm reading: Quando l'Italia era una superpotenza. Il ferro di Roma e l'oro dei mercanti" by Giorgio Ruffolo, Einaudi, Torino. 86 pages, 10,00 euros. (When Italy was a superpower - Rome's iron and the merchants' gold) It's a very interesting, up-to date, econnomic history...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Thu Apr 24, 2008 12:28 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 2450

Salve Ursus,
my mother found a book about roman economy which just came out in Italy. As soon as I reach her in Torino (in a few days) I'll let you know more about it, in case you can read Italian.
Vale,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:29 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings!
Replies: 5
Views: 2450

I got a villa on the via Sacra on the Palatine, but it's still very empty.
by L. Livia Plauta
on Wed Apr 09, 2008 1:06 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: The Mons Aventinus Project
Replies: 10
Views: 2162

Salve Ciceroniani, I agree with you 100%. But one shouldn't forget that a lot of the history of the past centuries is about the attempt to bring back religious tolerance, and good progress has been made, at least in Europe. It is true, though, that monotheism is still regarded as the most sophist...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:32 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: If you could bring something back, what would it be?
Replies: 25
Views: 14335

Salve Mari,
huge independent film festival over here in Budapest. It lasts all megalesia and a few days.
I'm having fun.
Vale,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:48 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fasti
Replies: 306
Views: 57907

Salve Valeri Claudi, now, the clothes on me weren't particularly historically accurate ... The thing is, I have very little advance warning before the event, and I realized I had no warm stola appropriate for the weather. So I made one by sowing together two pashmina scarves, but, alas, I didn't h...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plauta salutat omnes
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Salvete amici, last sunday there was a little roman event here in Budapest, so in this photo you can see me in my (not yet perfect) roman garb, posing in front of a working reproduction of the most famous roman object in Budapest, the Aquincum hydraulis, that is the water organ that belonged to the...
by L. Livia Plauta
on Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Plauta salutat omnes
Replies: 20
Views: 8300

Salvete,
I just bought (actually I'll get it tomorrow) a nice signet ring. It's from provincia Achaia, with Mars or Minerva on it.
See it at http://www.vatera.hu/romai_kori_vesett_koves_ezust_gyuru_1_ft_rol_59419293.html.
Click on the images to enlarge.
Valete,
Livia
by L. Livia Plauta
on Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:47 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Citizenship Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 8450
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