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  1. Violentilla

    Fontinalia, Clarksville TN (USA)

    I didn't know there were blogs, and never have looked at them or noticed them at UNRV. I'd rather just post them in the forum, but if that's where they are supposed to go, I'll consider doing that. I have a livejournal already though, and would probably not keep up with another blog very well.
  2. Violentilla

    Fontinalia, Clarksville TN (USA)

    Just to clarify - this was a historical event, and a presentation of a historic ritual. Being in Nova Roma has nothing whatever to do with anyone's personal religion. Now, I do perform historically accurate rites on my land, in a historically prepared shrine, as a state ritual for NR, as well as to fulfill my personal duties to the gods. I would like very much to know if posting these is going to be an issue. I actually asked about this already, and everyone seemed to be quite keen on the idea, by the way: http://www.unrv.com/forum/index.php?s=&amp...ost&p=69951
  3. Violentilla

    Fontinalia, Clarksville TN (USA)

    I really hate for it to get buried, and we do this sort of thing often - I was excited about having a place to share the festivals that we do. It is a historically based re-enactment of the ritual, other than my reworking of Horace's poem - which could really be considered a translation of a translation. I hope you will reconsider, since it is pertinent to the Religio forum.
  4. Wow, thank you for posting the selection you did, it led me to want to read more and mark that translation on my wishlist. The translation I have is readable, but this is really lovely! V.
  5. Violentilla

    Fontinalia, Clarksville TN (USA)

    I had nothing to do with running or planning this, the soldiers were going and contacted us about setting up a booth and doing a rite for the masses. I was actually concerned that we would get bibles thrown at us, but they all seemed to understand that it was a historical thing.
  6. Violentilla

    Legio V Alaudae and Legio VI Ferrata - Clarksville, TN

    It appears he was knocked unconscious while foiling an attempt by someone to steal his shoes! I'm sure that's exactly what happened. They are fine shoes, those. ;-)
  7. Violentilla

    Fontinalia, Clarksville TN (USA)

    The soldiers are in their respective legios, and we (the Religio folks) are in NOVA ROMA (novaroma.org). Though I should be clear that we are friends outside of NR, with a common interest in Roman history and religion. most of NR does not go to regular functions like this, but we enjoy getting out and doing things like this. The Classics dept at the university had a few people there, but I'm not sure if they had a lot to do with getting this going.
  8. Violentilla

    Legio V Alaudae and Legio VI Ferrata - Clarksville, TN

    Indeed, it was a strange field of battle, with foreign, steed-free chariots everywhere. None of them engaged us however, which was all the better for them! Barbarian burning is a lovely pastime, though I've taken a fancy to the one sleeping under the tree.
  9. Violentilla

    Legio V Alaudae and Legio VI Ferrata - Clarksville, TN

    Salve, A. I am the one in the blue palla with the book in the ritual picture.
  10. On Saturday, a.d. II Idus Oct., six citizens of the province Austrorientalis (NOVA ROMA) attended the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, at the Austin Peay State University campus. Those attending were Violentilla Galeria Saltarix, T. Galerius Malleolus, Mania Galeria Corvina, her daughter, Aula Galeria Renata, and myself. Members of the Legio V Alaudae (Knoxville, TN) and Legio VI Ferrata (Beaufort, SC) were present under the command of centurions, Bob Wear and Rusty Myers. Total troop strength was about 10-12 milites, 1 standard-bearer, and the 2 centurions. The Soul of the Warrior and Legio V also set up as vendors. America Austrorientalis set up a tent displaying aspects from the Religio Romana and Roman domestic life. The former featured an altar set before our tent near a bronze cauldron representing a fountain or well. The latter included samples of common Celtic & Roman foods--lentils, millet, barley, oats, turnips, onions, garlic, oatcakes, and two types of bread--along with moretum (garlic, herb, and cheese pate), samit (Celtic curds with garlic & dill), honey butter, and garbanzo & sesame spread (hummus). The bread & side dishes was sampled freely by the participants and spectators much to their general enjoyment. Many Nova Roma flyers were distributed. Apart from demonstrations of Roman military & domestic arts and the munera (gladitorial games), the provincials held a religion ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the Meditrinalia and Fontinalia. (I'm the one in the blue palla) Valete Optime! Violentilla Galeria Saltatrix
  11. On Saturday, a.d. II Idus Oct., six citizens of the province Austrorientalis (NOVA ROMA) attended the Legio V Alaudae Roman Festivus in Clarksville, Tennessee, at the Austin Peay State University campus. Those attending were Violentilla Galeria Saltarix, T. Galerius Malleolus, Mania Galeria Corvina, her daughter, Aula Galeria Renata, and myself. Members of the Legio V Alaudae (Knoxville, TN) and Legio VI Ferrata (Beaufort, SC) were present under the command of centurions, Bob Wear and Rusty Myers. Total troop strength was about 10-12 milites, 1 standard-bearer, and the 2 centurions. The Soul of the Warrior and Legio V also set up as vendors. America Austrorientalis set up a tent displaying aspects from the Religio Romana and Roman domestic life. The former featured an altar set before our tent near a bronze cauldron representing a fountain or well. The latter included samples of common Celtic & Roman foods--lentils, millet, barley, oats, turnips, onions, garlic, oatcakes, and two types of bread--along with moretum (garlic, herb, and cheese pate), samit (Celtic curds with garlic & dill), honey butter, and garbanzo & sesame spread (hummus). The bread & side dishes was sampled freely by the participants and spectators much to their general enjoyment. Many Nova Roma flyers were distributed. Apart from demonstrations of Roman military & domestic arts and the munera (gladitorial games), the provincials held a religion ceremony at 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the Meditrinalia and Fontinalia. (I'm the one in the blue palla) Valete Optime! Violentilla Galeria Saltatrix N. B. I will post some pictures of the soldiers and barbarians elsewhere in the forum.
  12. I just came across this, and I am indeed quite female!
  13. Violentilla

    opinions needed on PC games

    Wow, I wish we all lived closer. I serve close to period foods at my celebrations, but I've always wanted to have a real feast, complete with couches and dancers, like in I Claudius. Maybe I should plan one and see who I can get to come! If you're anywhere on the East Coast, U.S.A., you can count me in! I'll bring some friends -- and a bottle of vino! The Imperium organizer asked participants to kick in some money to help pay for the dinner, so if you might want to consider that. Otherwise, you could make it a "potluck" Roman feast. Which might even be more fun -- with everyone bringing their own, creative culinary contribution to the feast. -- Nephele I'm over near Nashville, Tennessee, so probably too far, but I'll look into planning something anyway. :-)
  14. Violentilla

    opinions needed on PC games

    Wow, I wish we all lived closer. I serve close to period foods at my celebrations, but I've always wanted to have a real feast, complete with couches and dancers, like in I Claudius. Maybe I should plan one and see who I can get to come!
  15. Violentilla

    opinions needed on PC games

    I prefer puzzle games to intensive strategy games (Though I did like Age of Mythology). I have several puzzle type games with Roman, Greek or Egyptian Themes. They are small, under 30 megs for the most part. Write me off forum if you want one or two, at jademermaid AT charter DOT net Don't ask for all of them, I'm not going to do that. I have: Roman: Roman Bowl - Basically, Arena football with gladiators and barbarians. Cradle of Rome - Three-in a row type puzzle, where you get to earn Roman buildings as you gain levels. Pixelus - Very good puzzle game of sliding tiles with a Roman theme. Venice Deluxe - shooter puzzle with Venetian theme. Modern, obviously, but I thought I'd mention it anyway. Grecian: Heroes of Hellas - three in a row type puzzler where you earn hero-themed wallpaper. Secrets of Olympus - three in a row puzzle with dual playing styles. Rise of Atlantis - three in a row puzzle game, where you travel the ancient world as you gain levels. Mythic Marbles - Marble game with a Greek theme Odyssey - Very cool game, where you control ships and try to get them home. Egyptian: Luxor - Zuma-type Luxor: Amun Rising - Sequel Love Chess - Chess, with Ancient Egyptian figures, that have sex when they capture. Slow game, but fun to show to your friends. Adult!
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