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Paulus Returns

Postby Marcus Lupinius Paulus on Wed May 28, 2008 11:53 am

Salvete Omnes!

I'm back, and hopefully will have some pics for you this weekend. {Anyone knowof a good free screenshot saver for download?}

Among the pictures I am pleased with is one of the breach point in the wall at Masada, where the battering ram went through,and one taken from the breach point itself looking down on the seige ramp. Also have a good picture of General Silva's camp. {We did not get to go into the camp site itself}.

Some very impressive Roman ruins are at Bet Shean and Caesarea, and the Caesarea theater is still in use for musical performances.

People who like New Testament history would like Caesarea for the ruins of the praetorium, and the likely spot where Paul appealed to Caesar, and Porcius Festus said 'To Caesar you shall go'.

There are several places in Jerusalem where you can walk on first century pavement, and the pavement of Hadrians Market is there still.

I'll get some pics up this weekend. Good to be back!

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Postby Valerius Claudius Iohanes on Wed May 28, 2008 11:08 pm

Salve, Marce Lupinii -

Glad to have you back, co-Curator and world traveler!

And your mention that -


    the Caesarea ampitheater is still in use for musical performances
is a wonderful testament to Rome's enduring stamp on life everywhere.


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Re: Paulus Returns

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Thu May 29, 2008 8:15 pm

Marcus Lupinius Paulus wrote: and the Caesarea ampitheater is still in use for musical performances.

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Maybe it could be used for something else as well, i.e. its original purpose :P
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Purposefulness?

Postby Aldus Marius on Thu May 29, 2008 9:20 pm

((((((((((((( P*A*U*L*E !!! )))))))))))))))

There He Is!!!
EVOE!!!

'Course you'll have to tell us all about it...hopefully in time to embarrass me for not being done with my Feriae report. >({|;-)

Mi Aelia, didn't they play music during the ludi? If so, I'd say that amphitheatre has been at least 70% restored to its original purpose; if there must be 'beef' involved, we could always put on a barbeque. <g>

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Re: Purposefulness?

Postby Cleopatra Aelia on Fri May 30, 2008 11:08 am

Aldus Marius wrote:((((((((((((( P*A*U*L*E !!! )))))))))))))))

There He Is!!!
EVOE!!!

Mi Aelia, didn't they play music during the ludi? If so, I'd say that amphitheatre has been at least 70% restored to its original purpose; if there must be 'beef' involved, we could always put on a barbeque. <g>

In amicitia et fide (Welcome back, both of you!),


Yes they did play music during the munera (that's the term for an gladiatorial even, ludi refers to chariot races, theatrical displays etc.) to accompany the fights.
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Postby Marcus Lupinius Paulus on Fri May 30, 2008 2:22 pm

It is great to be back! Thanks for the welcome!

I don't think this theater in Caesarea was for gladiatoral events. It is one of those half-circle theaters more appropriate to plays. But Caesarwea also had a hippodrome and another theater for gladiatoral events. Not much is left of the hippodrome today though.

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