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Everything posted by Crispina

  1. So very interesting. Thanks for posting.
  2. I hear nothing at all wrong with your English, maybe a bit tired from your illness, but otherwise enjoyed the videos very much.
  3. A local high school is presenting "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To the Forum" as their musical this year. This school has an excellent drama club and always provides great entertainment for being only high school students. A friend of mine is in charge of the choreography. Anyhow, buying tickets for this Sunday's matinee. Too bad the chariot chase scene from the movie can't be done on a high school stage. Cracks me up.
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    Some comedy tonight! er- Sunday afternoon

    As promised. Photos from the play tonight. For high school kids, they did an amazing job with dialog and songs. However I had a completely different image of what Pseudolus should look like! (he's the one in the purple striped pants) No chariot chase, just an awful lot of running around the stage and through the theater aisles. Most disappointing was the fact that the audience turn out was very small, being a Sunday matin
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    Some comedy tonight! er- Sunday afternoon

    I'll try to remember to take my camera!
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    Some comedy tonight! er- Sunday afternoon

    :D And just how were you "involved"? pray tell - which character did you portray or perhaps you had the interesting job of set design? cool.
  7. Couldn't resist. And it's hard to see, but there's a Chihuahua driving.
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    Lindsey Davis

    I agree "A Body in The Bath House" is a good one. I remember parts of that book more than others.
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    The Normans (BBC Documentary)

    Good, the video plays for me. But I wonder if I've watched this doc before.
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    Richard III

    Thanks, great info.
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    Roma Victrix Beaker

    In addition to my failure to understand the mic usage, it seemed everytime I logged into the chat to see who was online no one was there. But I recall we tried the chat thing a couple years ago? and it was frustrating because of the different time zones.
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    Richard III

    Ok. Dumb question - how did they know it was him? WAS there a headstone, what identified his body (bones)?
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    Caligula's tomb?

    While at Viggen's link about the cat discovering the catacombs (very interesting!), I noticed on the same page, this story from 2011. Did they ever confirm it was Caligula's tomb? http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jan/17/caligula-tomb-found-police-statue
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    The Ides of April

    Oh sorry, didn't mean to post spoilers. I can't recall in which book she makes her appearance but I do have a source reference - "Falco - The Official Companion" which is the only book I actually did purchase. I will sneak a peek.
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    The Ides of April

    I remember now. In the last book it was strongly hinted that she would strike out on her own as an informer.
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    Fortress of Spears

    Ugh. Ok, thanks. I may give the books a try.
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    Fortress of Spears

    Amazon sent me an email suggesting "Fortress of Spears" by Anthony Riches. It's third in the Empire series. Has anyone read the first two books? Seems I remember discussion on this series some time ago but was lazy and didn't do a search.
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    The Ides of April

    Oh wow. I thought Lindsey Davis said she would not write another Falco novel - ever. And a whole new series? Can't wait. But now I must review Flavia Albia's story! Was she the girl found on the streets by Marcus? she was born in Britain? I wish now that I would have purchased the entire Didius Falco book series, instead I found them all at the library which was a good thing; but having them all in my own library would be great. Perhaps I will begin by buying one or two a month. Thanks for the heads up Ghost.
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    Fortress of Spears

    Thanks. I see the word "bloody" more than once in the reviews and I sort of cringe altho I certainly know that is a part of it all; but sometimes I admit I skip over those scenes, however well written they may be. Case in point. While reading one book, I think it was "Eagle in The Snow" or it could have been one in the Simon Scarrow series, I still remember vividly one such scene where the main character(s)come upon a prisoner left by his captors, suspended over a well sharpened spear, part of which was already how should I say, inserted "where the sun doesn't shine". When the time comes when the prisoner is no longer able to lift his weight, well...you get the picture. ugh. Let's just say it took awhile to get that image out of my mind. I think I'll check out the library tomorrow and at least try to read the first in the series.
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    Roma Victrix Beaker

    Is the contest over? Sadly, I had difficulty with the chat portion of the entry and uninstalled the software. I did get to hear what Viggen sounds like once though! and I think maybe it was Klingan, not sure. Sexy accents, boys.
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    What's the last book you read?

    This is still one of my absolute favorite books on Roman history after all these years! Thanks for the recommendation. I found some used copies at Amazon and bookmarked the site.
  22. I think it's so interesting,too. Hope we don't have to wait too long to hear the results of the dive.
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    How to pronounce Roman names

    Posting my "dumbness". But when reading novels set in Roman times, I have a hard time figuring out how to pronounce most characters' names. Some seem fairly obvious, but others look as though they could be pronounced three different ways! Are their any simple "rules" of pronunciation when it comes to proper names? or do I have to learn Latin?
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    Death and the Civil War

    I also watched this documentary. What surprised me is learning the government had no provision for burying all the dead. It never occurred to me that bodies would remain for so long unburied, and understand how over whelming it must have been esp. to nearby townspeople. This is a part of the history of the Civil War one never reads about. The program brought back memories of a large, antique book that was kept in the bottom of a trunk belonging to my Father and Mother. It was a large photo book of the Civil War and all I can remember as a kid is that some of the photos were so gruesome we looked at the book very, very seldom. My grandfather's uncle fought in the Civil War. I am saying the book "was" kept, because I just phoned my Mother awhile ago to inquire about the book and if I may have it. She said of course I may, but called me back saying the book was NOT in the bottom of the trunk anymore! She was so sure it had been. Now we are struggling to remember what happened to the book. I am so disappointed because I'm wondering if it could have been an original copy of Matthew Brady's book. My brothers are not into history one bit, so we are certain it is not in their hands.
  25. Fantastic. Can you imagine the thrill of unearthing that mosaic? Thanks for posting.