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Re: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?

LOL! :lol: "Annia Minucia, no - I'm Spartacus!" That's kind of an interesting question, since it requires you to speculate on (or research) what the Roman mass audience responded best to, in terms of "product" or "celebrity" names.... Maybe Cleo has a range o...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:36 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: If you were a Roman gladiator,what name would you adopt ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2738

Re: What have the Romans ever done for us?

< Eheu. Silentium tonat! >

I just saw a blurb on a book specifically called,

The Inheritance of Rome: Illuminating the Dark Ages, 400-1000.

Published by Viking Adult this last July 30, 2009. That should bear on this topic - wonder if it's in the library yet....
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:38 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: What have the Romans ever done for us?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: What have the Romans ever done for us?

The Res Publica, the governing of the state by the people who constituted the state. (It wasn't perfect, but it became the basic notion of how politics could best work. And the attempts to realize it were much more widely attempted than any to put Plato's republic into practice.)
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:11 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: What have the Romans ever done for us?
Replies: 2
Views: 1580

Re: Why paganism?

Honest and appropriate response!
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:18 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Why paganism?
Replies: 13
Views: 6163

Re: Facebook?

by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:13 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Facebook?
Replies: 3
Views: 2088

Re: Roman symbol

Perhaps, given that the Religio was so tightly intertwined with the Roman polity and people, just SPQR, or the Eagle, or Lupina Mater, emblems of the city and state. Or perhaps by the image of Roma Victrix, as on coins. And to the extent the Religio was originally nature- and numina-related, it...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:01 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Roman symbol
Replies: 9
Views: 3792

Re: How HAVE We All Been Doing?

Salve, Marii - Yes, Marii - sorry about all the drama. But that's why I started this thread - to see where we are after the whole Poplicola-Formosus mess. I decided that the cloud had passed, that all that is over, that misfires and misfortune ( :roll: ) are not the whole story here. So I'm ...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Jul 24, 2009 7:15 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: How HAVE We All Been Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: How HAVE We All Been Doing?

Salve, Annia Minucia - So how are things in Louisiana for you then? Did you just pick up and go, and start looking for work? Or did you have friends down there to stay with? Just curious; my days of "picking up and going" are pretty much behind me, at my age - it's my kids' turn now....
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:18 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: How HAVE We All Been Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

How HAVE We All Been Doing?

Salvete, Sodales Sociique - Pridie Idus Quintilibus adsumus. From the calendar, "... I pray to You, Apollo, inventor of music and of all the healing arts, come to my aid and this undertaking, bless it with Your laurel." (Ovid Remedia Amoris 75-76) The day is Comitialis: Comitia yes, C...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:09 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: How HAVE We All Been Doing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3791

Re: Expats from Nova Roma

Salve denuo, Venator -

Nice to see your post. Things are extremely quiet over here at the SVR lately, as you could see.

Vale bene.
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Expats from Nova Roma
Replies: 47
Views: 14438

NOVI SODALES

Avete, Sodales Novi, ab Martis mensu ad hodiernum diem. MARCUS AELIUS AGRICOLA . . . enrolled 6/12/09 CAIA SALICIA AENEA . . . enrolled 5/30/09 LUCIA AURELIA COQUA . . . enrolled 5/21/09 APPIUS AURELIUS LUPUS . . . enrolled 5/5/09 DARIUS TERENTIUS URSUS . . . enrolled 4/27/0...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Avete New Sodales! (Intros)
Replies: 38
Views: 12504

Re: America vs. Rome, a hilarious comparison

Ave, Gaii Iulii - It has been a while. Nice to hear from you.

Bene vale.
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: America vs. Rome, a hilarious comparison
Replies: 2
Views: 1587

Re: Decline and Fall Theory

Got myself a bargain copy of Peter Heather's book... 8)
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Sat May 09, 2009 2:43 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Decline and Fall Theory
Replies: 18
Views: 6733

Re: Roman Themed Games

I took 'vicus Allemannorum' and before I knew what had happened, lost it back to 'em. The Western rebels are trapped, however.

No, I know nobody needs to hear this, but yeah, a good game. >({|:-) :party:
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Thu May 07, 2009 6:55 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Roman Themed Games
Replies: 26
Views: 12050

Re: If you could bring something back, what would it be?

I would also bring back Roman engineering. Roman roads are still functioning after 2500 years, while my state government can barely fill a pothole in a modern road. Hmmmm. Very good point. That would pre-suppose that structures would be intended to last MORE than 40 or 50 years - unlike the cu...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: If you could bring something back, what would it be?
Replies: 25
Views: 14313

Re: Improving SVR's Visibility

Salvete - Annia's point could be one of my own, that the SVR is a Romanophile refuge, if nothing else. Ursus's practical points, useful for the Society to thrive a bit more, echo a project that I assigned myself for this coming year but (to my discomfiture) haven't started on, which was to try...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:15 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Improving SVR's Visibility
Replies: 23
Views: 5791

Re: 300

Aren't politics and theory and violence and 'the examined life' just oodles of fun? :(
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: 300
Replies: 11
Views: 4823

Re: New RP Discussion Thread

There's a challenge AND a plot stimulus - to go round, deal with Paulus's 'mobster' invasion, et sequentia, and arrive back at the colosseum for the Venationes, and that then complicated by Marius's 'factio viridis' and perhaps some sort of connection to the 'mob' - !
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: New RP Discussion Thread
Replies: 109
Views: 25912

Re: New RP Thread!

[ OOC : Has everyone enjoyed their vacation from the RP? 8) Should we re-wind it to some point? Or take it forward from Iohannes and Formosus waking up in Marius's abode? For my part, I would still like to see our heroes team up. The reason I did that wake-up scene at Marius's was to allow...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: New RP Thread!
Replies: 72
Views: 19687

Re: Marius' thread!

Savlete, Omnes - I guess the Aedileship is going to have to become hereditary! ... Just like the late Empire, eh? Heavens to Betsy! :shock: Incidentally, I notice that "the great man", Marcus Octavius Gracchus, put in an appearance on the NR Main List, decrying the 'treason tri...
by Valerius Claudius Iohanes
on Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:55 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Marius' thread!
Replies: 184
Views: 84084
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