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Beginning of a will

In Ancient Greece, a will would very often start with the same formula, let's take the will of Aristoteles as an example, here's the first line: "estai men eu, ean de ti sumbainèi, tade dietheto Aristotelès" "All will go well, but if something should happen, this is what Aristoteles has decide...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:07 am
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Beginning of a will
Replies: 12
Views: 4008

Salve Scerio, scripsisti Is it that inconceivable that Maximus would have appealed to the virile side of victory Perhaps not, but I don't think that while writing the script, they said "well, Roma victrix would be correct, but let's make it Roma victor to suggest that Maximus is appealing...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Jan 15, 2005 2:20 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Roma victor?
Replies: 17
Views: 6767

Salve Tergeste, Yes, it seems like a classic case, kind of like "I give the book to Atticus" - librum Attico dono, but docere (and edocere, meaning the same) goes with 2 accusatives, one for what is being teached and one for who it is teached to. For example: I will teach the students gramm...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jan 11, 2005 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Did you take Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 3431

Hmm, I think my Latin teacher would suggest "Quis latinam me docet ?" :wink:

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jan 11, 2005 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Did you take Latin?
Replies: 11
Views: 3431

Salve Curio, I haven't read them yet, I'm about 400 pages in the first one and I like it a lot so far. The next six books are waiting on the shelf (the Christmas season has been good, books from everyone :wink: ). I heard Jordan is now writing a few prequels first, so it's going to be a while...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Jan 08, 2005 12:56 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 42025

Am I the only one reading "normal" fiction around here ? It's Robert Jordan and his "The Eye of the World" for me, though I could throw in some more Roman related ones: Lucan - Pharsalia - Jane Wilson Joyce Lucano - La Guerra Civile (Farsaglia) - Giovanni Viansino Lucan - Civil War - Susan H. B...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Jan 07, 2005 10:55 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: I am currently reading...
Replies: 91
Views: 42025

Salvete, First something I just noticed, Curio: 2757 Ad Urbe Condita AUC stands for Ab Urbe Condita, not ad, but perhaps it was just a typo. The same AUC construction would suggest Ab Turribus Perditis (Since the loss of the towers) - Greek could actually better reflect this, since it...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:32 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Different calendars?
Replies: 15
Views: 6195

Salvete, Yep, both options by Atticus sound good, Theophoon would be correct as well I think, but I haven't found the name anywhere, Theophrastos on the other hand... :wink: As for Laiokoon, I don't know. The Laio could come from laios, that's not hard to see, but I don't know where the suf...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Jan 03, 2005 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Greek names?
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Salvete, I think 'Demophon' (or more correctly 'Demophoon', with an omega in the end) would be the right combination derived from dèmos and fèmi. Demophoon would be a good choice indeed, an alternative, but meaning the same could be "Laiophoon", from laios meaning people as well. Val...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Dec 30, 2004 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Greek names?
Replies: 6
Views: 1656

Homeric Greek is a rather odd option. Especially since it's not really a spoken language, but an "art-language".

That didn't prevent me from picking it though, gotta love that flow when speaking it :wink:
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Thu Dec 23, 2004 5:39 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Most beautiful ancient language
Replies: 25
Views: 9121

Salve Clodia, It's actually the opposite of political influence on society, but I always heard that Cicero wrote quite some letters to Atticus, complaining about his declining influence before the Civil War between Caesar and Pompeius. There's a certain Atticus around here, who has read all h...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Dec 11, 2004 1:02 am
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: Marcus Tullius Cicero
Replies: 9
Views: 2910

Lezing Van Daele ?

Ik stel er me iets als "vlieseline (de (v.); vgl. - ine) (stofn.) naam van een geperst textielproduct van een bep. fabrikaat, gebruikt voor versteviging van kragen e.d. en van borduurwerk, en voor vulling." bij voor. Doch dit geheel terzijde

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by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Artium et Litterarum
Topic: Lezing Bernaerd Van Daele
Replies: 8
Views: 3670

Somehow the "Pomponian Empire" doesn't sound too impressive, does it ? :cry:

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by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Wed Nov 17, 2004 1:43 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Avete Intellectores!
Replies: 28
Views: 13927

Draco:

We usually don't accept cognomina such as "maximus", "magnus"


Another ploy by the Dionysian Empire to keep the others "small" ?

We will oppose you ! We wil not go gentle into that good night !

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Nov 16, 2004 1:28 am
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cognomen
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Salve,

As far as I know Maxumus is older than classical Latin, but evolved into (and means the same thing as) Maximus, so why not go with that ?

You can find a few other examples here:

http://www.societasviaromana.org/member ... hp?lang=la

Vale bene
Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sun Nov 14, 2004 1:07 pm
 
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Cognomen
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Sorry, but I don't have time to write more, about creaverunt though, creare can be used to mean "to elect", of course, at the time I also thought you were talking about the president with that imperator.

Anyway, back to the books...(hooray :cry: )

lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Fri Nov 12, 2004 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Avete Intellectores!
Replies: 28
Views: 13927

Consilium habesne ? Puto te prudentem esse debere, quidam sodalium nostrorum fortasse istum imperatorem creaverunt ! :wink:

Lupus
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:52 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Avete Intellectores!
Replies: 28
Views: 13927

ahem, mea maxima culpa, maar ik ga er nu zelf niet kunnen zijn, er is nog wat met lesroosters gegoocheld en dat heeft de zaken veranderd :oops:

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by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Tue Oct 12, 2004 10:27 pm
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: tijd voor een meetingske?
Replies: 15
Views: 7777

Nu donderdag heb ik springuur van ongeveer 15.30u tot 18u, zit er dan iemand in de Ploeg ?

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by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Mon Oct 11, 2004 12:49 am
 
Forum: Roman Gatherings
Topic: tijd voor een meetingske?
Replies: 15
Views: 7777

Evocati

Salvete, While reading Tacitus, we came across a class of soldiers, known as the "Evocati", soldiers whose military service is fulfilled and who can retire, but are asked to stay anyway, because of their experience. Does anyone know something more about them, a famous example perhaps ? Va...
by Marcus Pomponius Lupus
on Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:14 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Evocati
Replies: 6
Views: 3890
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