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  1. nina

    Video clips in Latin via YouTube

    Ah, I wish I would have found this while I was taking Latin. XD It definitely would have helped. Awesome find!
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    Learning Latin, the best approach

    Looks like I'm going to get to have a class in Latin this semester! Are there any English-Latin dictionaries around, or should I just use online sources to help me with it?
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    The Antikythera Mechanism

    Inventions like that never cease to amaze me. Thanks for sharing!
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    Interesting game

    I lost when I interrupted Ghandi... How did you come across this?
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    America Votes 2008

    I would have thought that after so many years of republicanism, the US electorate would vote for a pig in a suit as long as it was democrat. A pig probably could do a better job than Bush...
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    America Votes 2008

    As much as I would have hated to admit it when I was caught up in the Obama hype, everything you said is entirely true. I only wish I had realized it sooner. Being inexperienced as a voter and not nearly as up to date on the candidates as I should have been (I blame this partly on mounds of schoolwork and partly on my own decision to be lazy and relax instead of looking this stuff up when opportunities arose), I ended up turning to CNN in an attempt to catch up on the events and wound up falling for everything they said about Obama. I really did believe that he was as honest and unique as he said he was and that he would keep to his promises of "change." Of course, when Hillary was out of the picture for good and he started to show his true colors, I was disillusioned, to say the least. He really is just another old-fashioned politician, and looking back on it now I can't believe I fell for everything the media told me so easily. It's embarrassing, really...and also sort of scary to think about how much power the media has in influencing the minds of the public. I can't speak for everyone of course, but most of the voters I know (myself included) made their decision in the primaries based on what they heard in the media. I have no idea what I'm going to do for the presidential election at the moment... McCain is definitely not an option for me (no offense to McCain supporters), but I'm pretty disappointed in Obama right now as well.
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    We could use another Latin epic poem

    Yes, I would also love to read what you have so far (translated if that's okay...unfortunately I haven't been able to take a Latin course yet). I just got through reading the Aeneid and I'm definitely up for reading another epic.
  8. America. Pennsylvania.
  9. nina

    Your Hidden Roman Name

    Haha, that's awesome Nephele! Thanks for taking the time to do that.
  10. Thank you both for the welcome. And also thank you Gaius for the link and info about the Domus Aurea. I will definitely take the time to visit it some day (and I hope you get to see it as well! Let me know how it was if you get there before I do).
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    Your Hidden Roman Name

    NBKRRBSIIAHTNAAIUND, and I'm female obviously. Can't wait to see what I get. I hope my name isn't too difficult to work with. Oh, and here is the scramble with just my first and last name: NNURHIBBAAD
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    Which Roman Films/TV series would you Recommend?

    I'm not sure if this was mentioned already, but there was a documentary that used to air a while ago that depicted ordinary life in Rome. I think it was called "Life and Death in Ancient Rome", but I'm not too sure. Either way, I thought was pretty interesting and I'd recommend it to anyone interested in everyday events back then. There's also Satyricon, which I finally got to watch not too long ago. That was certainly one of the most surreal films I've ever seen (and I say that in a good way). I really enjoyed it. There's HBO's Rome too for all the reasons mentioned in other posts, and also those documentaries that air on the History Channel every so often.
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    What Roman Personality Are You?

    Nero was the first result. My #2 is: Paulus My #3 is: Catullus My #4 is: Marcus Aurelius My #5 is: Claudius I must say that I'm not too familiar with Paulus... But I see good ol' Claudius is on the list!
  14. Hey there everyone! After maybe a year of lurking on this site, I finally decided to become a member myself. I really love what this site is about and the fact that I've been able to learn so much from it. So let's see...a little about myself: I'm eighteen years old and I've had a huge interest in ancient Roman history since I was in at least ten years old (no joke! A good childhood friend of mine used to tell me to "beware the Ides of March" whenever March would come along because I was so interested in ancient Rome Good times, good times...). I find the Julio-Claudian era to be the most fascinating, but I'm always open to learning more about the events that transpired in other times. I also absolutely adore the various forms of art (music, paintings, the theater, you name it) as well as fashion in ancient Rome and I hope to learn more about it as a member here. At the moment I plan on taking courses in the Greek and Roman classics in college as well as Latin, and I might even minor in one of them (at the moment I'm majoring in art). I would absolutely love to visit Rome itself some day and take a tour of the Domus Aurea (any news on when it's re-opening? I haven't really had the chance to check that out...), as Nero has always been my favorite emperor despite what has been said about him ("All lies!" But seriously, I don't think he is half as bad as history made him out to be. He was not a saint by any means, but he still wasn't a monster in my opinion ) and it would just be awesome to be able to walk through the same hallways he would have walked through so many years ago. It truly must have been a sight to behold when it was finished...and I can't help but love the idea of the mosaics and the rotating ceiling. I would kill to have been able to see that thing in action. Well anyway, that's about all I can think to say here. I hope I'll have a great time on this site, and I can't wait to start participating in the debates and discussions. See you all later, Nina