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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Thu May 08, 2003 5:19 pm

Salvete;

I finished a writer and poets selector today! Here's the URL:

http://www.selectsmart.com/FREE/select. ... manwriters

Here's my top 5, which was quite surprising:

1. Cicero (!)
2. Catullus (expected)
3. Ovidius (not unexpected)
4. Cato Maior (!!!!)
5. Herodotos (no surprise either)

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Postby Quintus Aurelius Orcus on Thu May 08, 2003 9:14 pm

Salvete
Here is my top 5:

1) Aristoteles

2) Herodotus

3) Thoukydides

4) Xenophon

5) Cao Major

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Postby Publius Dionysius Mus on Fri May 09, 2003 7:04 pm

Salvete!

Again a nice selector!

Although my all-time-favorite Titus Livius should have been included :(

My top 5:

#1 Iulius Caesar (this should be my military interest)
#2 Thoukydides (one historian!)
#3 Suetonius (two historians!)
#4 Herodotos (three historians - not bad for a History student!)
#5 Iuvenalis (no idea why this one comes in here...)

#11 Tacitus
A bit low for this good historian...

#13 Plato
I am no philosopher... clearly... And I'm quite happy with that ;-)

#16 Cicero
So far for my political and oratory career... As far as I ever planned anything like that...

#23 Ovidius
My favorite poet... But I only like to read and not wirte poetry, confirmed by this low position...


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Postby Q. C. Locatus Barbatus on Mon May 26, 2003 6:58 pm

Salve,


My results:


#1: Suetonius
#2: Cato Maior
#3: Loukianos
#4: Lysias
#5: Martialis

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#21: Vergilius
#22: Archilochos
#23: Plato
#24: Sophokles
#25: Homeros


I don't know all these people (sigh... I really don't, but as I'm planning to write about writers, this should change) except Vergilius. And I'm happy that vergilius is low in my list. I really hate that man! Was it asked too much to write some understandable Latin?
And I really also do hate Homeros... All those louzy epics...

Sorry, just trying to kick some secondary school-frustrations away!

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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Mon May 26, 2003 7:02 pm

Salve!

While I share your dislike for Vergilius, I think you're going to get Hellenos all over you on Homeros. Personally, I think he's still one of the best writers of Western history... !

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Postby Q. C. Locatus Barbatus on Mon May 26, 2003 7:04 pm

nope, he isn't. His style is bombastic, his stories useless...

Oh well, what better to expect from a Greek chariot driver?
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Postby Gnaeus Dionysius Draco on Mon May 26, 2003 7:12 pm

Hmmm....

Although something can be said about bombastic elements Homeros is nowhere nearly as bombastic as Cicero in his speeches. It depends on what parts you read of the Ilias and Odysseia, too. The style is visually beautiful and Homeros shows a good insight in the workings of a human psyche. His depiction of war in all its aspects (heroism, cruelty, darkness, despair, madness, glory) is also surprisingly modern.

The Odysseia, on the other hand, is probably more influential in this era. A masterpiece like "Ulysses" would have never been written without the Odysseia so even if you don't like Homeros you should still thank him for that ;). Unless you dislike Joyce, too, of course. But then you'd be an utter BARBARIAN :twisted:. j/k

Of course everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

I'll ignore that comment on a Greek chariot driver. Damnator is as Roman as one can get. YOUR driver, on the other hand, is Punic!

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Postby Q. C. Locatus Barbatus on Mon May 26, 2003 7:35 pm

you forget that you silly romans were defeated by my punics? All right, you did win when our own city gave ûp the support for us, otherwize you qould be punic now too!

haha :twisted: ! We are true victors!
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