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The Great Conspiracy

Salve amici, I was wondering if I could get some expert insight into this rather intriguing chapter of Roman history. For those of you who do not know the Great Conspiracy was a concerted attack on Roman Britain in 367 from Picts, Scoti, Saxons and Attacotti. Vast swaths of the diocese were ov...
by Aulus Flavius
on Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:47 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: The Great Conspiracy
Replies: 2
Views: 1979

Salve amice, You'll be pleased to know that I've been able to order in a copy of The Late Roman Army but unfortunately Armies and Enemies of Imperial Rome seems to have fallen out of publication. I've been given a card to contact a company that deals with out of print books, so with any luck ...
by Aulus Flavius
on Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:48 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Late Roman Military
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Salve amici, Good help as always Marius. I do not wish to separate myself from the remainder of the men and women I'll be living alongside for about 70 days and perhaps longer when I do eventually go to ARTC. I doubt setting up an altar will be practical until I'm settled into a more permanent st...
by Aulus Flavius
on Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:43 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: The Religio in the Military
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

Salve mi Mari, Thank you for the translation, it certainly helps some. I'm likewise more acquainted with the military of the early Empire, but I've recently read a simply brilliant online essay about historical 'decline and fall' syndrome that mainstream history seems to have. The essay is apt...
by Aulus Flavius
on Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:27 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

I just realised I've put this in the wrong thread :) If one of the mods could chuck it in the History thread, I'd feel significantly less stupid.
by Aulus Flavius
on Sat Jun 23, 2007 4:21 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Late Roman Military
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

Translation

Salve amici, My grip of Latin is fairly rough, almost abrasive actually. If anyone could translate the following passage for me I'd appreciate it. Val(erio) Thiumpo qui militavit in leg(ione) XI Cl(audia) lectus in sacro comitatu lanciarius, deinde protexit annis V, missus, pr(a)ef(ectus) leg...
by Aulus Flavius
on Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:58 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Translation
Replies: 3
Views: 2255

Late Roman Military

Salve amici, I've developed an interest in the military of the Late Empire, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend any sources, online or offline? I'm looking mainly for tactics, formations, equipment and rank structure of the comitatenses and limitatenses legions. Also information on t...
by Aulus Flavius
on Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Late Roman Military
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

I'd march to this

Ave amici, I was browsing through some of the site links and eventually came to this song. I read and thought of you Marius, enjoy :) --- ROMAN LEGIONAIRE To the tune of "British Grenadier" (Spoofed by Quintus) Some talk of Alexander and some of Hercules Of Marius and Caesar ...
by Aulus Flavius
on Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: I'd march to this
Replies: 8
Views: 3147

Salve amici, So the question now is what sort of things would the Roman of old have carved on his signet ring? Something holy perhaps? A depiction of Jove, Minerva, Mithras, Isis or Christ perhaps? Should one take an image from everyday life, or perhaps something to signify their loves, or occupa...
by Aulus Flavius
on Sun Jun 17, 2007 12:43 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Citizenship Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 8461

Ave mi Mari, This is part of the reason why I asked about the rings. With th toga as the sign of citizenship, rings seem to have served as something of a personal distinction. But it doesn't seem like they were specifically for the use of declaring citizenship. Doesn't Livy speak of Hannibal h...
by Aulus Flavius
on Sat Jun 16, 2007 5:44 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Citizenship Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 8461

Roman Citizenship Rings?

Salve amici, I've heard these rings referred to a couple of times in works of fiction, but never read any sort of ancient source to confirm their existence. Is it true that Romans wore rings to denote their citizenship? What did such rings look like? Did they change over time? This of course l...
by Aulus Flavius
on Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:39 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Citizenship Rings?
Replies: 13
Views: 8461

It's not really my wish to put myself apart from the crowd, so to say. I am more so simply trying to blend the Religio with my future life in the military.
by Aulus Flavius
on Wed Jun 13, 2007 3:55 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: The Religio in the Military
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

The Religio in the Military

Salve amici, It's been some time since I last posted here. Apologies for the absence, I've been rather busy. I'm writing mainly in concern to how the traditions of the Religio were carried out in the military context. More specifically I would like information about anyone today who is or has ...
by Aulus Flavius
on Tue Jun 12, 2007 11:24 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: The Religio in the Military
Replies: 9
Views: 2873

Salve amici, Horatius :) It's been far too long. I was beginning to wonder if you'd finally retired to a quiet life of scholarly contemplation at a serene rustic villa at Baiae. How are things going on your end? It's been...months since we last talked in ernest. Apologies for my lack of activity,...
by Aulus Flavius
on Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:13 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Stoicism and Epicureanism
Replies: 10
Views: 4881

Salve amice, A majority of Roman citizens, at least in the City itself, lived in appartments. So don't think your situation is unusual in that respect. I tend to offer incense for the most part, or the occassional food and drink. In the case of edible offerings, don't throw them away. If they can...
by Aulus Flavius
on Wed Apr 04, 2007 2:01 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What to do with offerings?
Replies: 2
Views: 1628

Stoicism and Epicureanism

Salve amici, How are we all? I was wondering if I could enlist the help of a few of our more learned collegues with an essay topic I'm trying to define for a subject of philosophy I'm undertaking this semester. I think I have the gist of it, and I've emailed my tutor to make sure I'm actually on ...
by Aulus Flavius
on Tue Mar 27, 2007 5:32 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Stoicism and Epicureanism
Replies: 10
Views: 4881

Salve amice, It's good to hear from you again Marius. I thought you'd lived up to your namesake and gone wandering at some point there. Rome was indeed the highlight of my trip. I'm pained I wasn't able to take time out to see Pompeii and Herculaneum, but it would have meant cutting time out of R...
by Aulus Flavius
on Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:16 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Still Around
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

Still Around

Salve amici, Hello all! Sorry it's been so long since I last posted. I know there are a few of you here I used to talk to regularly but it's been some time since I was last online. Don't worry, I have a perfectly valid reason for all this. I only recently got back from a four week romp arou...
by Aulus Flavius
on Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:30 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Still Around
Replies: 5
Views: 2144

I've been reading about Hellenism in modern Greece every now and again. It's a known fact that the Greek government, under pressure from the Orthodox Church, until recently banned the worship of the Olympians. I'm fairly sure it was recently lifted to allow Greece to conform to basic human rights me...
by Aulus Flavius
on Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:40 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: The Theoi Project
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Good Roman Socio-Political Role Play

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Freemen and Freedmen! Are you looking for a good RP experience? Sick and tired of browsing Yahoo! and MSN for RP groups that are lucky to last the summer? Looking for a genuine Roman RP experience set the Republic (in the wake of the Second Punic War if you'r...
by Aulus Flavius
on Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:04 am
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Good Roman Socio-Political Role Play
Replies: 1
Views: 1340
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