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Why your avatar?

Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Fri Jul 23, 2004 1:08 am

Salvete!

Simple and quick question: why do you use the avatar you currently use? Because you like it? Just because you ran across the image? Or does it represent a deeper meaning?

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Postby Aldus Marius on Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:04 am

Avete amici!

I use my avatar for the best of all possible reasons: It's me! Not as in "Temp tattoos in blue woad are sooo...You!", but because that Legionary in the computer room is, in fact, Yours Truly, all kitted out in my Roman gear and paying my local satellite campus a visit. (I usually say "This is me playing System Admin...we had no login errors that day, for some reason!!" This may have had something to do with the presence of my Internet Service Provider...all nineteen cold Roman steel inches of it...) [feg]

So: Marius to represent Marius. A cozy arrangement; it works splendidly for me, and I haven't heard any complaints from the icon either.

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Postby Primus Aurelius Timavus on Fri Jul 23, 2004 3:14 pm

This is Julian the Apostate. One of my favorite emperors. It is the best image that I could find of him. I also liked the fact that it appears on a coin, as one of my minor hobbies is buying dirty Roman coins and working the grunge off of them.
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Postby Horatius Piscinus on Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:16 am

Salvete sodales omnes

This is an easy question :lol: However I may come across in my ponderous writing, my avatar is more reflective of my personality. It makes fun of myself, as I sometimes like to do, as well as pokes fun at everything that is taken too seriously. For all my intense thoughts I would sooner enjoy a light moment greeting friends as does my avatar.

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Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:25 am

Salvete

My avatar is rather simple. Its a depiction of Orcus my cognomen. Orcus is a Etruscan- Roman deity/ daemon of death and underworld. Some say that he's compared with Haides, my patron deity. It reflects on my religious point of view and who my patron deity is.

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Postby ariadne sergia fausta on Sat Jul 24, 2004 1:43 pm

when I was searching my avatar, I searched Google on "roman girl, roman woman" , and this was really the only cool picture. Apart from a thousand times the "portrait of Sappho" (you know, a woman holding a stilus in her hand) I found quite a lot links to porn sites, but luckily I found this one. I liked it because it is really cool, and I don't think that you can find an ancient statue or a portrait of a woman in a military outfit :)
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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Sun Jul 25, 2004 11:11 am

Ciao amici!

As you might know, I have recently spent 5 days in la bella Roma. And I got blessing for SVR from the She-wolf. How's that? 8)

Now, my avatar. Quite simply, like it was for Romulus Aurelius Orcus, it is a picture of the good old Mencius himself. Indeed, my cognomen. I like the man, although I feel that in some ways, he is too mystical. Xunzi, in that respect was always more practical in his filosophy.

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Postby Curio Agelastus on Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:52 am

Salvete amici,

I too am just back from Roma, having spent most of it melting from the Roman summer, which that little masochistic part of my brain known as "The ego" told me I would be able to withstand. :roll:

As for my avatar, it is the flag of Stanislaw II Augustus Poniatowski, the last king of Poland, a man I have immense respect for. So I'm afraid, apart from it's relation to the Roman eagle, my avatar isn't very Roman at all.

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Why ?

Postby Anonymous on Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:09 am

Why ?

Because !

It's a joke. Hum why... Because i'm already in the stuides and i'm considering myself like an eternal student. I really like this picture of an little puer on the way to the school. When i will be an adult (when my studies will be close to end), i'll change. :lol:

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Sun Aug 01, 2004 3:13 pm

Salvete,

I actually forgot to reply to my own question.

My avatar is emperor Caracalla. I chose it because I think it's one of the best made sculptures from the Roman Empire (not because I like Caracalla). Also, I like the threatening, mistrusting glance from the sculpture, which kind of ironises the whole Dionysian Empire and Latin Inquisition thing.

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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Sun Aug 01, 2004 6:51 pm

Salvete,

Mine is a bust of the emperor Hadrianus, one of my favourite caesars, especially since I read Marguerite Yourcenar's pseudo-autobiographic novel "Hadrian's memoirs". Besides, like myself, Hadrian was an enthousiast of the humanities and of travelling.

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Postby ariadne sergia fausta on Sun Aug 01, 2004 11:40 pm

salve,

First of all, Attice, I read also Hadrian's memoires, but I liked L'oeuvre au noir better. But I admired her knowledge of antiquity, I read an article in which she tells she corrected a little mistake, when someone in the book was counting his money she first wrote that he was piling it up, but then realised that roman money is too thick to put in piles. It is nice when writers consider such details in writing historic literature.
Corunciane, my avatar came from a site were you could order armour suitable for women. I suppose there is a need of that kind of armour because some female would-be Roman soldiers have a problem with wearing men's cuirasses. You can buy this kind of armour, but is quite expensive (www.swordandstone.com).

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Postby Quintus Servilius Priscus on Thu Aug 05, 2004 4:49 am

Salve,
Does anyone know where I could get a Avatar of a Lictor? I was just selected
as a Lictor at the Other Place.

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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:39 am

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Roman armor for women

Postby Aldus Marius on Wed Aug 25, 2004 3:30 am

Ave, Ariadne commilita--!

Dixit:


> Corunciane, my avatar came from a site
> were you could order armour suitable for women.
> I suppose there is a need of that kind of armour
> because some female would-be Roman soldiers
> have a problem with wearing men's cuirasses.


Actually, I have it on excellent authority (a lady Legionary of my acquaintance) that a lorica segmentata will accommodate either sex just fine. I can see where you might run into difficulties with, say, a Tribune's get-up; but the segmented-plate armor worn by almost every reenactor group is quite flexible, and the only adjustment my friend had to make was shortening it by a couple of lames (layers of plates) in consideration of her height (or lack thereof). She would like to upgrade to a Lorica with the correct number of lames, made for someone her size...but chestiness was never an issue.

Mea sententia: Get a regular Lorica; they can be had for $350 or so. If the "womens' armorer" you found charges you very much more for the same thing, it's a rip-off.

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Why avatar

Postby Anonymous on Thu Aug 26, 2004 9:56 pm

Because it's a good way of posting my e-mail address for them that would use it, while not allowing spambots to read it!
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Postby Anonymous on Fri Sep 03, 2004 12:55 pm

Salvete, Romanus et quirites!!!!


How can i add an avatar to my messages???



Valete!!!!

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Postby Quintus Pomponius Atticus on Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:52 pm

Salve Invicte,

Go to "profile" on top of the forum pages, scroll down to the bottom of your profile page and upload your avatar there according to the instructions.

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Postby Aulus Dionysius Mencius on Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:18 pm

Salvete iterum, Invicte

A good choice on that avatar. I like it. 8)

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Postby Anonymous on Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:22 pm

Salvete!!


Here it goes some explanations about my avatar...

I'm ( in my delusional dreams...hehehehehe.... ) wanted to join a "Legio" right way when i dress the "toga virilis" for the first time.
My desire to follow the "cursus honorum", due to my family heritage, and my position among "Equites" (granted only for my earlier age at that time), "gimme" a "Tribuno" position! That was the natural rank destinated to me, BUT my height aren't sufficient ( 1,74m (meters)) to it, so i designated to lead as a "Tribuno", one "vexillatione" unit: The "Brasilianii Cohortum Augustae Victrix", and that was it till now...17 years passed by...
We must be just a "limitanei" unit but... i really proud of my unit, that bastards are thought!!!

Valete!!!!


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