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    Quality television series

    TV at the moment is just brilliant lately, absolutely love the shows mentioned by Viggen apart from Mad Men, I just never got round to watching it although I am quite fond of Christina Hendricks!! A few more that I am trying to keep up with are Alcatraz, just seen the first two episodes so far but it looks promising. Fringe, been watching this since the beginning, love it. Blue Bloods, Tom Sellecks tash is legendary!. Touch, now this show has got some real promise. Homeland, my current favorite show, edge of the seat stuff. The Vampire Diaries, my guilty pleasure!. But probably the best show I've seen in a long long time is Romanzo Criminale, if you haven't seen this then you have seriously got to get on it. It's a Italian speaking show, subtitled, set in Rome in the 70's, imagine The Soprano's but with flares! Just brilliant!
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    Haha yes I saw it on Twitter, very good Vig!
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    Akinator, the Web Genius

    I defeated it with Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa,!! Haha But it got Billy Bremner in 15 guesses!! Good fun!
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    Welcome and Introduce Yourself Here

    It's been a while since I've welcomed our new members so here goes....... A big welcome to Roger55, amcroja, Erik Andrus, Daniel86, Dickonbard, Domitia and Ruanman. Hope you enjoy your time at UNRV.
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    The Hunger Games

    I've read the books and seen the movie, The similarities all be it futuristic ones to ancient Rome are pretty obvious, names, gladitorial type entertainment for the masses, the all powerful leaders lording it over the conquered. In no way do these similarities cheapen or affect the flow of the story. It's a great film and even better book well worth a read and view.
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    Could History Have Changed if M.Anthony Skipped a Single Line?

    I think your analysis is pretty much spot on and you raise some interesting and thought provoking questions all of which are fully plausable. Personally I'm leaning towards the fact that Antony totally underestimated the young and as you say insignificant Octavious played a massive roll in Antony not attempting to modify Caesar's will to his favour, Antony probably thought that he'd be able to manipulate Octavius and eventually take control of the Republic as and when he wished which was obviously a massive misjudgement on his behalf a fact which I'm sure he regretted to the day he died!! A great post, although we will never know the answer you can't beat a good what if??
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    Belated Happy Birthday DecimusCaesar

    Happy birthday DC, Hope you had a good one!!!
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    Aetius: Attila's Nemesis

    This sort of excuse just doesn't wash with us Kindle users! Maybe the superglue has stuck their fingers where they can't reach the keys to load the book on to Kindle? Hah nice come back!! What do you say to that then Ghost???
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    Aetius: Attila's Nemesis

    That's just not good enough Sonic!! Tell them to get their fingers out!
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    Life's Little Up's And Down's

    The most annoyingly ridiculous thing about the whole fighter jet situation is the fact that not only has India turned thier noses up at our far superior jets, a deal that is reported to be worth up to
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    Mysterious 'Winged' structure........

    A recently discovered mysterious "winged" structure in England, which in the Roman period may have been used as a temple, presents a puzzle for archaeologists, who say the building has no known parallels. Built around 1,800 years ago, the structure was discovered in Norfolk, in eastern England, just to the south of the ancient town of Venta Icenorum. The structure has two wings radiating out from a rectangular room that in turn leads to a central room........... http://www.livescience.com/18055-mysterious-winged-structure-ancient-rome.html
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    ....here the reason why i was quiet the last week or two... (BABY!)

    Congratulations Vig to you and your lovely lady., she looks beautiful. And well done on the name choice! ( my daughter is also called Isabel. She likes being called Izzy!)
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    Happy Birthday Docoflove1974

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR Doc Hope it was a good one!!
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    Happy Birthday Fulvia

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FULVIA!! Hope you've had a great Christmas and have a most enjoyable birthday!
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    Win a Roma Victrix Beaker

    I want the Roma Victrix Beaker @UNRV http://bit.ly/romavictrix Please
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    Info on Minerva/Athena

    Not sure how useful this is to you Doc, but it might be worth a look...... http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/bulf/bulf13.htm
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    Roma Victrix beaker to give away...

    What a beautiful beaker! I reckon the competition should consist of just one question, some thing along the lines of "what is GPM's mothers maiden name??" or "How old is GPM's dad??" What do you think?? Vig shall I PM you my address now??
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    Looking for details regarding the death of Alexander Severus

    As far as I am aware. of the very few historians that mention Severus Alexander, Herodian is probably the most credible and by far the most extensive source on the reign of Severus Alexander. Here's a brief history of the two legions that played a role in the death of Severus. Legio II Parthica and Legio XXII Primigenia Hope this helps.
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    How did the ancients manage a six pack?

    Yes Maty, that is a great example on a book that is STILL out of stock!!! What;s going on?? It's been months since it was last available??
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    Looking for details regarding the death of Alexander Severus

    The literary sources, while numerous, are limited in value. Chief among them, at least in scope, is the biography in the Historia Augusta, much the longest of all the lives in this peculiar collection. Though purporting to be the work of six authors in the early fourth century, it is now generally considered to have been produced by one author writing in the last years of this century. Spacious in its treatment of the emperor and extremely favorable to him on the whole, it has little historical merit, seeming rather an extended work of fiction. It must be used with the utmost caution.
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    Happy Birthday Kosmo

    Happy Birthday Kosmo! Hope the hangover isn't too bad, the problem with hangovers is that the older you get, the heavier the hangover gets too!!
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    That girl on UNRV....

    Massive congratulations to you and your beautiful lady, whoever she may be Good on you both!
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    If Rome Hadn't Fallen by Timothy Venning

    Nice review Ursus. Sounds like an interesting read, I'm a big fan of what if's and speculation so I'm going to order this book.
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    Welcome and Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome aboard Praetoriani and good luck on your journey!
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    1st edition of The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

    I'll put that straight to the top of my Christmas list to Santa! hope he's feeling generous!!!