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Salvete, For members in Belgium (and perhaps France), the following programme is broadcasted tonight @ La Une (RTBF 1) : 21:25 - 22:25 La cité perdue de Cléopâtre Cléopâtre VII a épousé son frère Ptolémée XIII, ensorcelé Jules César puis Marc Antoine avant de se suicider pour ne pas ê...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:41 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Historical TV-programs
Replies: 23
Views: 18222

De Spartanen, opkomst en ondergang

Salvete, For members in Holland and Belgium, the second part in the series "De Spartanen, opkomst en ondergang" is aired tonight @ Nederland 1 : 23:40 - 00:27 De Spartanen, opkomst en ondergang (TELEAC/NOT) De Spartanen zijn bekend door twee feiten: allereerst waren zij krijgers (uitvinders...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Mar 08, 2004 8:13 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Historical TV-programs
Replies: 23
Views: 18222

Worship of money...

Salvete, It is often heard that Money is the only divinity our god-forsaken times still worship. It was an ironical surprise for me to learn that the Romans already preceded us in this, and that they worshipped it literally (unless you accept Cicero's etymology, vide infra), under the form of Iun...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Mar 07, 2004 10:34 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Worship of money...
Replies: 5
Views: 952

'Nachleben' of classical antiquity

Salvete, As we all know, Greece and Rome exercised a tremendous influence on Western arts. Almost everyone with a basic knowledge of art and literature, for example, knows Botticelli's "Birth of Venus", Keat's "Ode to a Grecian urn" etc. But antiquity often also survives in somewhat lesser kn...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Mar 06, 2004 3:50 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: 'Nachleben' of classical antiquity
Replies: 0
Views: 646

Numismatics again

Salvete,

On a few coins of Domitianus (the Flavian emperor, not the 3th century chap mentioned in an earlier post), I find the expression "A POP FRUG AC", meaning "a populo fruges accepit". Does anyone have an idea what this could mean in this context ?

Valete,

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Mar 05, 2004 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Numismatics again
Replies: 1
Views: 928

Most evil Roman emperor ever ?

Salvete,

A year ago, Draco noster launched a poll about the best Roman emperor ever. But who, in your opinion, was the most evil one ? And why ?

Valete,

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Most evil Roman emperor ever ?
Replies: 47
Views: 26614

Strange habits in ancient Rome

Salvete, Reading Suetonius' biography of Domitianus, I stumbled upon the following funny anecdote : III. Inter initia principatus cotidie secretum sibi horarum sumere solebat nec quicquam amplius quam muscas captare ac stilo praeacuto configere, ut cuidam interroganti, essetne quis intus cum ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Mar 05, 2004 5:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Strange habits in ancient Rome
Replies: 3
Views: 2131

"Bloodthirst of Roman gladiators disappoints"

Salvete, Another interesting little fact found in the newspaper today : "Bloodthirst of Roman gladiators disappoints" Source : De Standaard, 04/03 (my translation) Roman gladiators did not look like musclemen, but rather like sumo wrestlers. An investigation shows they primarily ate vegeta...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:42 am
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: "Bloodthirst of Roman gladiators disappoints"
Replies: 1
Views: 952

Roman coin confirms emperor's existence

Salvete, Below is an article about a numismatic find I thought worth mentioning. Valete, Q. Pomponius Atticus Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk By Nigel Reynolds, Arts Correspondent (Filed: 25/02/2004) It is made of base metal, is not much bigger than a 5p piece and 1,700 years...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Thu Mar 04, 2004 9:33 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Roman coin confirms emperor's existence
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Demografie

Avete, Ten bate van de Nederlandstaligen in SVR post ik hier een taak m.b.t. demografie in de oudheid die ik net heb afgewerkt. Het betreft weliswaar een bespreking van een ouder artikel en geen nieuw onderzoek, maar voor wie nog niets afweet van dit onderwerp kan het misschien leerzaam zijn bij ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Mar 01, 2004 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Demografie
Replies: 1
Views: 1239

Salvete, For members in Holland and Belgium, the following programme is broadcasted tonight @ Nederland 1 : 23:30 - 00:18 De Spartanen, opkomst en ondergang (TELEAC/NOT) Afl.: IJzeren discipline. De Spartanen zijn bekend door twee feiten: allereerst waren zij krijgers (uitvinders van de 'fron...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Mar 01, 2004 11:48 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Historical TV-programs
Replies: 23
Views: 18222

Yes, but a few centuries later than the period Piscinus was describing of course :wink:

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:52 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Etruscans In and Out
Replies: 20
Views: 6682

Salve Cai... ...And welcome of course ! Reading your introductory post, I hope your broad range of interest will find its fulfillment in the discussions and projects on this forum. I'm also happy to see someone with knowledge in and interest for Romano-british history joining us; I'm sure ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:34 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Salvete Omnes!
Replies: 3
Views: 1307

A poem by Aristotle

Salvete, To my great surprise, I found out that the philosopher who is reputed to be one of the most prosaic men of his age (remember his pointing literally down to earth on Rafael's "School of Athens" fresco) has written a poem, which is handed down to us by Diogenes Laertius. The content is ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Wed Feb 25, 2004 8:20 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: A poem by Aristotle
Replies: 0
Views: 717

Salvete, After having commented on a posting in this topic, I will now try to draft very briefly my own philosophical inclination, which is highly eclectic. I will do so in the form of Marcus Aurelius' enumeration of the people who helped to form his character in the introduction to his Meditat...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:40 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What philosophy do you follow?
Replies: 19
Views: 3900

20u, Koningstraat 18. Ikzelf ga er helaas wel niet geraken wegens problemen met vervoer.

Vale,

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Wed Feb 25, 2004 7:06 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Lezing NKV
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Lezing NKV

Salvete,

Morgenavond is er in Gent een lezing van het NKV met de titel "Cleopatra anders". Is er iemand geïnteresseerd om daar naartoe te gaan ?

Valete,

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Tue Feb 24, 2004 9:10 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Lezing NKV
Replies: 2
Views: 971

Salve Tiberi, Two main forms of charity existed in Imperial times : 1) The annona, the official grain distribution programme of the Roman emperors 2) The sportulae, originally a basket with foodstuffs in it, later mostly a sum of money, which clientes received from their wealthy patrons every...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:28 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Beggars and charity
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Salvete, An addition to an old topic again. Perhaps the most virulent hater of Greeks, Iuvenalis devoted most of his third satire to the pernicious influence of foreigners, especially Greeks and others from the east : You can read the text in Latin, with the English translation next to it, a...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Tue Feb 24, 2004 2:18 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman opinions of Greeks
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Salve Romule, Attice, what do you mean by this: Quote: cf. the Greek 'kalokagathos' or Cicero's 'vir bonus' What I meant to say was just that the ideal of the 'chinshih' in Confucian ethics corresponds greatly with the Roman and Greek ideals of the 'perfect person' ('kalokagathos' and 'vi...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Mon Feb 23, 2004 1:26 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: What philosophy do you follow?
Replies: 19
Views: 3900
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