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Julian

Draco, draconis Of course. Stupid of me. Anyway, about Julian, it seems to me that his actions show that he wanted to go beyond tolerance and really denigrate the Christian church. I am thinking of his attempt to rebuild the Jewish temple at Jerusalem. The destruction of the temple as foret...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Apr 08, 2003 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: YOUR favourite Roman emperor... vote here!
Replies: 49
Views: 22371

Salve Drace,

Maybe I need to read more about him. I have read some of his philosophical works and letters. DIR paints a picture of an able and active ruler. But you are saying he was no Marcus Aurelius. What were his flaws in your view?
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Fri Apr 04, 2003 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: YOUR favourite Roman emperor... vote here!
Replies: 49
Views: 22371

Restaurants

Salve Drace,

Do you know the name of the restaurants?
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Thu Apr 03, 2003 3:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: *Newsflash*
Replies: 98
Views: 80400

Alea

It is usually rendered in English as "The die is cast." Caesar uttered it when crossing the Rubicon (another phrase associated with him - although he didn't say it) without the Senate's permission, thus committing himself to civil war with unknown consequences for both himself and Rome. Interest...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Mon Mar 31, 2003 4:14 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Living Latin
Replies: 29
Views: 6765

Julian

How about Julian "the Apostate"? He should appeal to some of the followers of the Religio....
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Sun Mar 30, 2003 2:19 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: YOUR favourite Roman emperor... vote here!
Replies: 49
Views: 22371

Pancration

Salvete,

Callidus and Romulus can settle this between themselves. Any plans for an online pankration, Tiberi Dionysi?
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Mar 04, 2003 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ludi Primi
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

Rematch

I definitely want a rematch. Romulus' wins were less due to divine intervention than all-too-human cheating!! After the race, Callidus found that sand mixed with pitch had been poured on the axel of Celetior!
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Mar 04, 2003 5:40 am
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ludi Primi
Replies: 10
Views: 4555

Valete,

I would like to join the Ludi with the following charioteer:

Charioteer: Callidus
Chariot: Celetior
Factio: Russata
Speed: 8
Acceleration: 8
Turning circle: 5
Force: 2
Armour: 7
Tactic: Hurry last laps.
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Feb 18, 2003 4:37 pm
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ludi Circenses proposal
Replies: 32
Views: 9236

Statue

Hi Basilisk, The transliteration of the Greek "KAPYATIE" is "CARYATIE" which is close to the caryatid that you already identified on sytlistic grounds. "Caryatie" may be an inflected form of "Caryatid" (I don't really have any knowledge of Greek) or it could be a typo. No idea about XEM. T...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Mon Feb 10, 2003 7:36 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Trying to Identify a Statuette - Best Guesses?
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

Welcome to SVR, Keisha! One easy way to get started collecting images of art from Vespasian's reign is through coins. There are hundreds of professional dealers and private collectors that post photographs of their coins on the Web. One example is http://www.wildwinds.com/coins/ric/vespasian/t....
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Fri Jan 10, 2003 1:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: How do I find artwork from the time of Emperor Vespasian ?
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Favorite Sculpture

Since 1981 when I saw a picture of it in a college textbook, my favorite sculpture has been the Daughter of Niobe in the Museo Nazionale Romano. Unlike most of the Classical sculpture displayed in Rome, the work is a Greek original from 440-430 BCE. The sculptor is unknown, but the piece was found...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Fri Dec 20, 2002 6:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: What is your favorite?
Replies: 2
Views: 952

Trip to Rome

Salve Marce Scriboni, Congratulations on your upcoming trip! I'm sure that it will become one of your favorites! While you are at the Forum, don't miss the Palatine Hill. Visit the Capitoline Museums and see whether you can get into the Curia (it was closed when I was last there in May). I ...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Fri Dec 13, 2002 3:22 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Curio enters...
Replies: 4
Views: 1254

Primus Aurelius Tergestus for Praetor

Salvete Romani, I announce my candidacy for the office of Praetor. I support Publius Dionysius' call for transparent processes in the decision making of the Praetores. Because the cases that come under the Praetores' authority are so sensitive, I believe that they should be resolved quickly, ...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Sun Dec 08, 2002 5:04 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: PRAETOR - candidates here please
Replies: 5
Views: 349

Salve Marce, I must apologize in advance: all of my books have been in storage in Denver for the last two years and so I cannot quote them in this reply. I'm going by my memory of the Islamic Civilization course that I took at the University of Chicago almost twenty years ago. The course sta...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Wed Nov 06, 2002 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Syncreticism
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

Salve Marce, Would you agree that the examples cited are basically different from the religious wars we've witnessed since about 600 CE? The Sacred Wars were between belligerants of (broadly) the same religion for control of a sacred locus common to them. Roman repression of local deities a...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Wed Nov 06, 2002 7:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Syncreticism
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

Salvete Omnes,

I agree that the CD is well worth it, but caution that the selections on the website have different titles on the CD and the lengths of the tunes on the CD jacket are all wrong. Otherwise a well researched and musically pleasant effort.
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Wed Nov 06, 2002 2:02 am
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Roman Music CD
Replies: 2
Views: 1236

Salve Locate,

Yes, most of the "snack bars" at Pompeii were found with amphorae of wine stacked in the back. They differ from pubs, however, in that the bars were on the sidewalk so patrons did not actually enter the premises. Wouldn't work in rainy Belgium or England.

Tergestus
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:07 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Pubs
Replies: 2
Views: 1018

Salve Marce Horati, Thank you very much for your detailed reply. I was unaware of the distinction between gods that were merely recognized by Rome and those that were fully admitted to the pantheon. In your discussion of the prosecutions against the Christians, you pass over Nero's, in which ...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Tue Nov 05, 2002 7:02 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Syncreticism
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

Salve Marce, I imagine the Neoplatonists probably argued that the myriad gods worshipped by the Romans were manifestations of a single godhead which could then be equated to the God of the Jews and Christians using the interpretatio Romana you quoted. Was the obstacle, then, a rejection of by th...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:22 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Syncreticism
Replies: 14
Views: 2921

Syncreticism

Since first studying Latin in middle school, I have always had the impression that the Roman religion was syncretic. My teacher told us that when the Romans attacked an enemy, they would pray to the enemy's gods to come over to their side, promising more consciencious devotion than was being offere...
by Primus Aurelius Timavus
on Mon Nov 04, 2002 7:13 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Syncreticism
Replies: 14
Views: 2921
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