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  1. Rompe

    Spectacle in the Roman World

    count me in on this one!
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    ROME: CAPUT MUNDI Capitol of the World

    I would Love to be included in this. One can never get enough about the City or go there enough times. Always something new to learn!
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    All about Caligula

    Greetings everyone, I am very into Caligula. I am finding it very hard to find others that are into Caligula and/or study Caligula, his reign, rule, etc. I have been researching Caligula (in and out of Rome) for many years now. Wondering if anyone else would be willing to start a topic on Caligula and discuss Him and his Empire?
  4. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,560145,00.html
  5. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,555501,00.html First we have Ants that get turned into "Zombies" by trees, then we have studies on Zombies coming back to life and taking over the world, now we have Frogs with Fangs, Odd gheckos and snakes...along with rodents that are over 3ft long! (for those who have seen the movie Princess Bride...an "ROUS")
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    Steeple Flying

    I have never heard of this before, but am so glad you brought this topic forward! I am an x-treme sports junkie and do a lot of things like this....I have wondered where it has gotten its big start from. I could tell this was not a new "Fad". It always reminded me of one of those things that had a history behind it.
  7. In a couple hours from this post there will be a repeat of "rome: engineering an empire" on history intnl channel which shows a recreation of the palace at about the middle of it's two hour run. Does anyone happen to have this online or know where to find this programm? I was unable to watch it on TV and would love to see it. Even if it is just this portion with Neros Palace in it.
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    I tried to D/L this as well and can not get it to work. I keep getting a "message error" that the board will not allow me to d/l this?!
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    The Flavian Amphitheater: Actual Name?

    Did you try saying the name in Italian, Colosseo? Yes, that I did. It was the 2nd way I tried pronouncing it to the person I was asking. Maybe it was due to my accent (Deutsch) that was throwing them off? I have been told that my Italian can sound odd due to my accent that I speak with.
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    Giant Rats and Frogs with Fangs!

    I remember seeing Rats down in Mexico and in the New York USA subway system...I thought those were big (which they were), but they still do not stack up to this rodent that they found. Still freaky though to see rats roaming the streets that are as big, if not bigger, than chihuahua dogs. It is freaky. Certain places around Berlin can have some pretty big rats too. Especially if you go into the sewer systems at night! Nothing ever wrong with having a Good sense of humor!
  11. http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,556983,00.html Yet more stories on the brain eatters of the world!
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    Solar eclipse stops ancient battle

    Intresting how cultures have reacted to eclipses and such. In Tibet (or for the Tibetans) they look at it as a really bad Omen. They bang pots, clap and stick out their tongues (all trying to drive off the evil unwanted spirits). Comets were another thing that could really set things off and be looked at in so many different ways as well.
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    Giant Rats and Frogs with Fangs!

    If rats did have a sence of humor, I wonder what kind of "kick" they would get out of the mass freak-outs that some people do in Underground Transport (subways) do when they see one scamper across the floor. Even if it is photoshopped, still an intresting find...especially with the other species that they have found. It is quite the find!
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    Caligula acted crazy because...

    I couldn't agree more. The life and doings of the first emperors has been reported to us by authors who disliked the new system very much. It would be so wonderful to find out how the Emperors and such people that had been writen about, actually were without all the propoganda around them being written. There would more-than-likely (IMO) be a re-write of some if not a lot of history if people really knew the truth. I have a book on Caligula where the writer writes (or tries to to the best of his abilities) how Caligula really was without the "bad press" that he got. I am in the process of reading it. Allan Massie wrote it and it is simply titled "Caligvla". Of course it is told in a story styled manner, but its nice to read a book that focuses more on "truths" and less on propoganda.
  15. This is such a find! To think I was in almost the exact spot a few months ago. The story is so big, FoxNews.com even has it on their front page..which rarely happens with stories like this. It is the 2nd most read story right now =) I can not wait to see new fotos/videos of more that they find. Wonder if they will ever open it up like they do other parts of the "Golden Palace" once they are done with the main excavation process? Would be so wonderful to see in person.
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    The Flavian Amphitheater: Actual Name?

    I found it very intresting that when I was in Rome this past time, Where I was staying, I did not know the area. I had to ask a resident how I get to the Colosseum from where I was staying. They did not know it by the Colosseum, Flavian Ampetheater or any other way I could phrase it. Only when I showed them the "visitors map" that I get whenever I am there and I showed them the place on the map where it shows it, did they know what it was. I tried "Arena" and whatever other name I could think of, but still they were highly confused. Is there another term that the Italians use in todays day and age that I do not know of to call the Flavian Ampetheater by?
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    Giant Rats and Frogs with Fangs!

    I think that rodent could have eatten all the cats that I used to own its so big. Freaky thing is too, they are guessing that this was the rodents first encounter with humans at all, they were saying that it walked right up to them as if it was domesticated and it was very friendly! I am just wondering how "friendly" a frog with fangs could be?
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    Caligula acted crazy because...

    I personally think Caligula and his "Craziness" was a work in the making ever since his childhood and his childhood surroundings....and what happend to his family did not help at all either...but had so much that just added and added onto it to only make it worse. (Of course, this is all In My Opinion)...I think once he became Emperor, he wanted to do good...then he realized with the "powers" of being Emperor, he litterally was a "king of the world". That can really go to someones head! As Syllia said "Bad Press" can do it to someone as well. Somewhere in his mind, he may have wanted to have a little revenge for what happend to his family growing up, but also the pressures of being Emperor can take a strain on someones life as well. No one will ever know Exactly what Caligula had for an illness,,,but he may have been in a coma like state. While he heard people saying things like "I will give my life for the Emperor to get better", he had ideas come into his mind. Once he got better, he carried out those ideas. He figured out that he could, at this point, get away with it, and ran with that. I could keep going and going, but to sum it up, I think that his whole life wrapped up in a nutshell caused his "madness"
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    Photographs from Rome

    Thank you very much! Oh yes, the horns just had to come out due to some of the spots that I was in at the time. That is me in the fotos. Self Portraits for this trip. (except the ones with "Caesar and the Legion Soldier" by the Colosseum) I am not only into Metal/punk (old punk), but I am a musician, band/instrument tech, stage/tour manager, lighting and pyro tech for a lot of metal/punk bands! Had to bring out some "Metal Love" while going around the sites of Rome
  20. http://s708.photobucket.com/albums/ww88/Romperome/ If you can not get into it, PLEASE let me know. Any questions about any of the fotos, feel more than free to ask. There are a few of on the airplane and such that you can just ignore, all the others are from Rome itself! If the link does not work, please let me know and I will find another way of posting them up. I have around 200+ photos of my latest trip to Rome...that was back in April/May. Enjoy!
  21. I found this article as well about the burial and the site on ScienceDaily.com www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090915140924.htm I also noticed, IMO, that it looks as if His hands may have been tied behind His back as well, next to the more than abnormal possitioning that it is laying in. If it was a "criminal matter" it may explain a lot not only to why He was buried in the style that He was, but that He may also have been tortured? (wondering due to how it looks that the ankle has been snapped, twisted, broken etc).
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    Large site on the Roman Colosseum

    The site of the Colosseum has been through so many different changes. Marsh lands, the passage ways and sewer/water systems, Neros Palace, then finally the Colosseum. You never find an area of land that goes through that big of a change IMO so many times without something happening (buildings sinking, tunnels collapsing etc)...especially due to that it started out on Marsh Lands. Really goes to show, the Romans really knew what they were doing and had such great advances in so many ways to make an area like this not only happen and work, but stay to this day and for so many years.
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    "Ben-Hur" Live in UK

    WOW! I am amazed! I have heard of this being performed live, but have never had the chance to see it, or see any photos from it. I was guessing top tickets would go for around $300 or so for that kind of production (In US Dollars). The lighting and effects in it look awesome. I would be willing to fly out to see this one, but it seems it only runs through Sunday and I can not find any other information if they are going to move the show and do more performances. *Crosses fingers*
  24. Indeed. Twice I have been told to wait because only one PM can be sent per day or every 6 hours. I believe the flood control has now been disabled on your accounts... took me some time to figure it out, but I hope it's all working now. Cheers! Chris Thank you so much Chris! My PM is working with no blocks on it Sorry it took me awhile to get back about this. Had to move Houses in Germany, then fly to the States along with some other things. I do appreciate the time you took to help us! Cheers! Rompe
  25. To any of the moderators, I am having some problems with my account on this site. a) My account will not allow me to send more than 1 PM every 6-8 hours My post count is not going up. I have been stuck at 23 posts, up until I made this post today, then it FINALLY started going up again. I have made 3 posts today and it did not change at all...nor did it the last time I was on here making posts. Hopefully I can get some help on this!