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Salve Lupe, I wonder how much of this is true, I find it hard to imagine an entire people taking decisions based on style figures.... Surely not, but oratory does not only cover figures of speech, which are a purely formal phenomenon, but also cleverly twisting bits of the truth, depicting ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:56 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Boring Latin
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Salve Gnae, Convincing, Cicero ? Not to us, but we mustn't forget that the Roman people had a very different representation of what was succesfull oratory. To them, it was simply drama. They did not ask for sound arguments but for beautiful phrases, razor-sharp verbal attacks etc.. And Cicero wàs...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:17 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Boring Latin
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Salvete omnes, In this discussion I am taking the Middle-Academy point of view, i.e. I will speak as a Platonic sceptic. As our revered master Plato already showed in his early dialogues, endless discussions can be held on certain subjects, without the participants achieving a satisfying ans...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:02 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Symposium Philosophicum IV
Replies: 77
Views: 21019

Salve Corunciani, Needless to say that exact numbers will be impossible to discover. Rough estimates, perhaps. I don't know if any studies have been published on this subject already (I could look it up at university though) but if I'd have to do the job (interesting subject for a dissertation pe...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:47 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: How many?
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

Salvete, A number of my favourites in different categories : Fun : Martialis, Priapea (anon.), Petronius Wisdom : Horatius (one of my 'livres de chevet', as the French so beautifully call it) Dazzling style : Lucretius (how did he do it : writing marvellous poetry about physics !) His...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Feb 14, 2004 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Boring Latin
Replies: 16
Views: 3348

Mijn interesse is in elk geval gewekt, maar ik ga eerst eens moeten kijken hoe ik dat kan arrangeren met een andere afspraak die ik al gemaakt had om naar de tentoonstelling van Khnopff te gaan rond dat moment.

Valete,

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Wed Feb 11, 2004 9:32 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Tongeren
Replies: 9
Views: 2152

Is het boek een beetje interessant ?
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Feb 06, 2004 11:54 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Tip
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Tip

Salvete, Nu dinsdag geeft de classicus Patrick Lateur in het Dienstencentrum in Gentbrugge een gratis lezing met de titel "Alle schrijvers leiden naar Rome." Dit is de inhoudsbeschrijving : "In een chronologische wandeling over de zeven heuvels wordt het spoor gevolgd van auteurs als Livius...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Feb 06, 2004 7:10 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Tip
Replies: 6
Views: 1583

Salvete, Draco scripsit : First, you can't logically prove religions are wrong. Most of their statements can't be proven and as such, they can't be proven wrong either. I must contradict you. Though it is bon ton today to profess being an agnostic, and to refrain from questioning relig...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Feb 01, 2004 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Symposium Philosophicum IV
Replies: 77
Views: 21019

Oops, I must urgently run over the new contents of the essay pages, it seems :oops:

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Jan 31, 2004 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Livy's maxims
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Roman maxims

Salvete, Similar precepts of good ol' Roman wisdom can be found in Cato Maior's Monosticha and Disticha. The first, which I have copy-pasted below, are in fact short, straightforward imperatives, showing us very briefly what a traditional Roman thought important values for a good man and citizen....
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Jan 31, 2004 10:18 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Livy's maxims
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Lupus egrapse (wrote) :

(perhaps modern Greek ?)


I looked it up in a dictionary of modern Greek ... no result :(

Ho Attikos :wink:
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Theoasis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Common historical misinterpretations

Salvete, I wish to start a new thread about common misinterpretations of the historical reality of Antiquity. All too often after all, tv documentaries, textbooks etc. repeat the same long corrected mistakes or outdated interpretations. Yesterday for example, I was watching a documentary abou...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 7:58 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Common historical misinterpretations
Replies: 0
Views: 733

Da Pompei A Roma

Locate,

Ik ga op zaterdag 7 februari met iemand naar die tentoonstelling (en terwijl nog eens de rest van het museum verkennen natuurlijk). Als je wil kan je met ons mee, evenals anderen die eventueel nog geïnteresseerd zijn. Quot animi, tot laetitia ;-)

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:41 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: Activiteiten
Replies: 11
Views: 3922

Liddle & Scott

Chairete, It may be useful to point out that the Liddell & Scott (for Greek) and Lewis & Short (for Latin) can be searched in both ways at the Perseus-site : http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/resolveform I have looked up 'theoasis', both with an omikron and a...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:37 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Theoasis?
Replies: 12
Views: 2141

Oops..

Oops, still carrying my old titles in my signature ... No usurpation or coup d'état intended, collegae ...

Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Symposium Philosophicum IV
Replies: 77
Views: 21019

Too late ?

Salvete omnes, After a very long period of inactivity, I have decided to make a modest come-back (no jubilations or flower-throwing desired), not with the intention of writing a new codex iuris civilis or to draft a classical weekly, so to speak, but simply to jump in now and then and comment on ...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Fri Jan 30, 2004 6:12 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Symposium Philosophicum IV
Replies: 77
Views: 21019

E-mail address removal

Salvete omnes,

I want to let you know that I will be deleting my atticus@pandora.be e-mail address due to excessive spam. I am still available at consules@societasviaromana.org or troglodyte83@hotmail.com.

Valete !

Q. Pomponius Atticus
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Thu Feb 20, 2003 6:35 pm
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: E-mail address removal
Replies: 0
Views: 264

Url's, url's, my Kingdom for url's !

Salvete omnes, For the practical part of our Roman History course, consul Mus and myself (both studying History at the University of Ghent) have to find a number of fine, academic-level websites about the following subjects : 1. The Greek polis 2. Roman cities and villages 3. Pompeii 4. Her...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sun Nov 17, 2002 5:45 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Url's, url's, my Kingdom for url's !
Replies: 2
Views: 1073

Hellenic Sports

Salve Sokare, Below is a short list of sports the ancient Greeks practiced : *Boxing *Pankration *Running *Wrestling *Equestrian events : chariot racing, riding *Pentathlon, consisting of : discus, javelin, jump, running, wrestling[/list] More information can be found on a page the r...
by Quintus Pomponius Atticus
on Sat Nov 16, 2002 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Olympics
Replies: 5
Views: 1063
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