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  1. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    15,000 crocodiles escape

    It could be, but then again, crocodiles are serious cannibalists. I suppose you could also kill them and send the meat to the neigboring countries, who are seriously meat-starved.
  2. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    speak 'merican... "it's the new Latin"... but what spe

    I remember these kind of stories appearing last year. Yeah, sure, lots of American-based words are creeping into the British slang. But for the most part, not a big issue.
  3. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Forum errors that should be fixed

    May I add that the profile picture upload/import is not working either also.
  4. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Caesar: Hero Or Villain

    The Remi, IIRC, are the prime example of a loyal trible to Caesar. Even during the rebellion, I remember reading that the Remi did not turn.
  5. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Cicero Translations: Shackelton Bailey vs. E.S. Shuckburgh

    Try to choose the one that keeps the clauses in their orginal order. Otherwise, just choose the one with the most notes/syntax help.
  6. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    How did they clean themselves?

    Just to add, certain baths were heated well, as in constanly by slaves working the fires beneath the baths. That shoulda help with the problem of removing oil.
  7. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Why much more people should learn roman history

    More history teachers?...they're the ones getting fired in order hire more SPecial Ed teachers.
  8. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    My Quiet Return

    As such, I've returned to UNRV and it seems alot have changed on this forum, but they are all subtle and I'm still at a lost of trying to figure what happened. But anyways, did I mention I was without internet for two weeks. Oh my Lord, there has to be some form of withdrawal term for my addiction to the internet. Oh, did I mention Comcast is an Evil Corportion, crappy service for insane prices if you're AN EXISTING CUSTOMER.
  9. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Baby deaths link to Roman 'brothel' in Buckinghamshire

    Wait, wait, you mean to tell that there "pregnant" prostitutes that still whored themselves out during pregnancy? I'm still trying to figure out the connection between unwanted pregnancies and brothels as a business.
  10. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Support for LSU

    Although I agree that Latin has little practical value to the average person, it is a very important part of the Western Heritage, and it should not be eliminated from any institution priding itself on first rate academics. Although I am am an infrequent poster on this Forum, the above statement has moved me to reply. I am a Professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago, going on some 30 years service. The University in experiencing severe financial hardships and, in its desire to shore up its situation is moving to eliminate the Classics Department over in the College of Liberal Arts. More so, due to a "hiring freeze", we do not have one faculty member in our vaunted History Department with a specialty in ancient history. I have for a long time bemoaned the lack of historical knowledge of my business students. "Plato? Sure, isn't that the fun doughy stuff we got to play with as kids? Aristotle? Oh yes, that's that Greek restaurant in "Greek Town." It seems more and more to me that higher education is becoming more of a glorified trade school than an institution that helps train the mind and spirit of our young adults. We are our heritage. To pretend that history plays no role in who we are, and perhaps more importantly, who and what we will become, is a fool's position. If the current trend continues, and I believe that it will, what it means to be "an educated person" will be in serious doubt. I could go on, but I have have taken enough of all of your time. To be honest, the business students at my University double major in Economics and whatever business major, leaving them not much room that they would consider a Classics class rather than taking some easy credit classes. The closest they'll get to classics is in PLSC 100 class. Hi Flavius...Looking at your profile. we seem to have a lot in common, and that is besides being from Chicago. I too am a graduate of Loyola Academy. Just a few years or so before you... . Always nice to meet a fellow alum. As to school, it is correct to say that the required curriculum in the business college leaves very little room for "free electives" which would in all likelihood be taken in business related courses. However, every University has what we call "gen ed" or general education requirements that all students must take in order to graduate, regardless of their college. Here is where I believe we could really do some good and broaden the background of our up and coming business students. I would very much enjoy continuing this discussion with you. What school are you at, if you want to say? I am at Loyola University, I am majoring in Latin and Political Science.
  11. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Support for LSU

    Although I agree that Latin has little practical value to the average person, it is a very important part of the Western Heritage, and it should not be eliminated from any institution priding itself on first rate academics. Although I am am an infrequent poster on this Forum, the above statement has moved me to reply. I am a Professor in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago, going on some 30 years service. The University in experiencing severe financial hardships and, in its desire to shore up its situation is moving to eliminate the Classics Department over in the College of Liberal Arts. More so, due to a "hiring freeze", we do not have one faculty member in our vaunted History Department with a specialty in ancient history. I have for a long time bemoaned the lack of historical knowledge of my business students. "Plato? Sure, isn't that the fun doughy stuff we got to play with as kids? Aristotle? Oh yes, that's that Greek restaurant in "Greek Town." It seems more and more to me that higher education is becoming more of a glorified trade school than an institution that helps train the mind and spirit of our young adults. We are our heritage. To pretend that history plays no role in who we are, and perhaps more importantly, who and what we will become, is a fool's position. If the current trend continues, and I believe that it will, what it means to be "an educated person" will be in serious doubt. I could go on, but I have have taken enough of all of your time. To be honest, the business students at my University double major in Economics and whatever business major, leaving them not much room that they would consider a Classics class rather than taking some easy credit classes. The closest they'll get to classics is in PLSC 100 class.
  12. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Support for LSU

    The trend toward eliminating Latin began with Ben Franklin whose school emphasized the teaching of English rather than Latin, but he certainly was not in favor of eliminating the Classics in English translation. However with the decline in the learning of Latin, there has also been a large decline in the reading of Latin authors in translation. Although I agree that Latin has little practical value to the average person, it is a very important part of the Western Heritage, and it should not be eliminated from any institution priding itself on first rate academics. Eh, Ben Franklin, shoulda figured it would be that crazy drunk. I hear all these stories about a revival in learning the Classics but I have yet to witness any of that at my university or any public school. In fact, quite sure the recession killed any impetus the Classics revival has. Even then, majoring in classics mean craps if you can't translate at least a few of the original texts because if you intend to write a large essay or thesis, you're expected to be able to translate primary sources.
  13. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Support for LSU

    well, this ironic. I'm a Latin major without any interest in teaching because honestly, it's really damn hard to become a specialized teacher nowadays;
  14. FLavius Valerius Constantinus

    Three word story

    curse your maiores
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