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Minerva's sacred bird is the Owl

This is one of the basics, like the eagle being Jove's. Now the peacock being sacred to Juno has to be a later attribution since peacocks would not have been in the Med area until 4th Century b.c.e. or later. Strix is the screech owl. Apecific type of owl. I don't know which owls are in the ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Feb 05, 2004 7:19 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Minerva and the owl?
Replies: 7
Views: 1341

Xenophon et

I have not read any of Xenophon's after action reports, I may have come across some selections of his works but so far in the past I have not specific recollections. But I wish to take a swing at this topic, and move the thread one step farther. One must keep in mind the period of the writing, a...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Jan 22, 2004 12:12 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: quote from Xenophoon
Replies: 4
Views: 1311

GN-aeus

Sic. It's pronounced just likeit's spelled. =({[;-)

Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:00 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Linguarum
Topic: Appius Claudius and the Letter Z
Replies: 5
Views: 1470

Luttwak'srand Strtegy

Salvete. Sorry for the lateness of this reply, I do not visit these fora that often, nor it detailed depth. Just the same Luttwak's book is one that has stayed with me since I read it in 88, and despite it being denigrated by a series of "experts". Of course Luttwak's use of "Clauswetzian" show...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Fri Jan 09, 2004 11:56 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Morning Star

Salvete. My dictionary [New College L & E Dict] says Lucifer = the morning star, and that Lucifer = planet Venus. There is an astronomical problem with this book definition, though it is one that the non-astronomically inclined often make. The Morning Star is not always Venus. Sometime...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Jan 08, 2004 12:36 am
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: The extent of Lucifer
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Bonum Novum Annum

A tad tardy, but one counting of the Roman year starts with Agonalia, so there's still time.

Bene valete.
C. Aelius Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Wed Jan 07, 2004 3:29 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 7
Views: 2268

Provinciae in America

Salvete. I should start off by stating my opinion that I do not see any reason to have provinces west of the Atlantic Ocean. (And I still had to hedge the wording in that paragraph.) It is not only people unfamiliar with the scale of American regions, some natives to these countries (at least...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:22 am
 
Forum: Comitia
Topic: Provincia America
Replies: 15
Views: 1081

Re. Dulce et...

I think it does.

[in fact I tried to list it, but my typing got in the way]

Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Wed Oct 15, 2003 2:30 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Mottos, Slogans, and similar things
Replies: 12
Views: 5109

Aelius Draco's Souvenir

Old soldier's souvenir of service in Britannia found. Here's some links [from Explorator]. C Aelius Ericius. Roman. ----- Big news this week of the discovery of a Roman patera inscribed with names of fortresses (and other things) near Hadrian's wall: http://tinyurl.com/prrv (Telegraph) ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:40 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Historicum
Topic: *Newsflash*
Replies: 98
Views: 80360

The Roman Army

Salvete comilites. Here is a link to what I think is the most impressive site on the Roman Army, if not the best site hands down: http://webpages.charter.net/brueggeman/table-of-contents.html It is graphics intensive (java) while also being word intensive. Check it out. I posted this ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Sun Oct 05, 2003 7:17 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: The Roman Army
Replies: 1
Views: 1256

another one

An oft used inscription found on a number of artifacts... I just found it

UTERE FELIX


Valete.

C. Aelius Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 25, 2003 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Mottos, Slogans, and similar things
Replies: 12
Views: 5109

Mottos

Okay, this thing is still a bit arcane for me. I had hoped to have the text there so I could lace my replies into your replies, but I see nothing here. Dulce et cetera, that was a typo. Should be Mori. Typo on the Cartaginian, I was thinking nautical again. The other one, I guess you didn't...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 25, 2003 2:38 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Mottos, Slogans, and similar things
Replies: 12
Views: 5109

Roman Mottos

Okay, admittedly some of these are probably more Victorian British passed off as ancinet, or at least taken from Roman texts and put forward as mottos, but that would still be "Roman Mottos", eh? I'm neither embracing nor eschewing the mottos here given... ROMA CAPUT MUNDI DULCE ET DECORUM ES...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:52 am
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Roman Mottos, Slogans, and similar things
Replies: 12
Views: 5109

Rome was an improvement but ...

My first thought when I read the question was, "Please define your terms." The succeeding responses illucidated things well enough. The Life of Brian definitely says it, but it's too long to quote, so here's an URL: http://arago4.tn.utwente.nl/stonedead/movies/life-of-brian/scene-10.html ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 25, 2003 3:25 am
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: The Ancient Romans were Liberators!
Replies: 22
Views: 7966

Gratias Marius

Thanks for the avatar. This message is actually a test to see if I installed it right.

Valete omnes.

C. Aelius Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 04, 2003 11:18 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Introducing avatars!
Replies: 29
Views: 7988

One problem I have with taking part in the SVR bbs is that the level is just too erudite and elevated for this modern Roman spirit to post any replies that haven't been distilled to the point of flacid sterility. A highly organized structure in order to have the Religio Romana live in today's ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:43 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Religio Romana as eclectic platform?
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Centuriones

My apologies that this will not be complete, I'm working from my reduced brain cell memory of a history convention panel I was at four years ago. The speaker was a professor from the university of Maui. (I'm sure about the Maui part, whether "U. of" or "a u. in" I do not recall with surety) w...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:06 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Militarium
Topic: Ranks
Replies: 21
Views: 6680

Trustworthy?

By "Trustworthy" of course it is not meant, "On YOUR side". Because what makes my side the side that They should be on? From Their point of view, and that of the Fates, and whateverelse, I (or you, or we) may just be on the down swing at point X in time. It was pre-ordained that Troy would fall t...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:47 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Religionum et Philosophiarum
Topic: Why Religio?
Replies: 20
Views: 5583

July 8 Chat time

I believe this;
July 8: first chat session (21h CET, 16h US eastcoast, 18h US westcoast)
Should actually have the US Pacific coast time as "13h" for July 8.

But I could be wrong. =({[;-)

Ericius.
by C.AeliusEricius
on Sun Jul 06, 2003 5:56 pm
 
Forum: Ludi Societatis
Topic: Ludi Appolinares
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Felis

In his long post Marius repeated the common thought that cats were not a common Roman pet, well... It has been said that people don't have cats, cats have people. There are two pieces of cat evidence regarding Roman cats that always spring first to my mind. #2 first: A picture, a mosaic from the ...
by C.AeliusEricius
on Thu Jun 05, 2003 11:21 pm
 
Forum: Collegium Vitae Quotidianae
Topic: Pets
Replies: 14
Views: 6259
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