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    Posted: 29 Nov 2011 at 12:21pm
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I'm hoping this is the right place to post this topic. If there is already a thread in this vein on the site, please mods, feel free to do what you have to do.
 
Sooo...I chose "sulla" because the original Lucius Cornelius Sulla Felix is a hero of mine (I'm a Roman history geek). He was a ruthless ******* with a warped sense of humour (I'm a warped ******* with a ruthless sense of humour so there's a kind of symmetry!). He had the chance to be the first Roman Emperor (about a century before Augustus), but gave it up because he wanted to drink and root himself to death instead of being burdened with having to wipe Rome's collective stinky bum. LEGEND.
 
My sig adorned his gravestone - "NO BETTER FRIEND, NO WORSE ENEMY".
 
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from memory his brother became emperor didnt he?
so many emperors with about 35 or 40 in the 2nd centry alone
supprisingly, silver coins from the Roman area are dirt cheap. I own a few coins from the time of Christ and BC. You can buy them from $40

Also supprised at the size of the people back then, a large ring worn by them is 18 to 20mm accross with the average being about 14mm to 16mm. Now measure your wedding ring, 20 to 24mm?
The Roman people were possibly only 5 to 5'6 tall.
Not really what we think is it.
I also enjoy Roman history but know very little of it.

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Originally posted by Barrie Barrie wrote:

from memory his brother became emperor didnt he?
No; he did have a half brother Publius (who'd been adopted by one of the richest men in Rome) that he found out about later in life, but he was killed by Sulla's arch enemy Marius for his money. If you want to learn more about Roman history Barrie, check out www.unrv.com - an excellent site and just like this one if you have questions you want answered.
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cheers for that
Got me wondering now who was the emperor that had the brother that didnt want to be emperor.
So civilised but also so brutal.
Have you bought any coins or rings? Makes studing those parts of history more almost personal.
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Originally posted by Barrie Barrie wrote:

cheers for that
Got me wondering now who was the emperor that had the brother that didnt want to be emperor.
I think the emperor you have in mind is Claudius - he was after his brother Caligula who was the third emperor from memory. The Praetorian guard got sick of Caligula (he was mad), killed him, and acclaimed Claudius emperor against his wishes.
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Sulla - Cool thread.  I thought Sulla had.. "No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" on his gravestone though?  I may be wrong, im not that historically inclined.
 
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Originally posted by loryda loryda wrote:

Sulla - Cool thread.  I thought Sulla had.. "No friend ever served me, and no enemy ever wronged me, whom I have not repaid in full" on his gravestone though?  I may be wrong, im not that historically inclined
That's the tag on Sulla's gravestone that history has embellished. Historians alive at the time to see his tomb (Cornelians were inhumed instead of cremated) attest that his actual tag was more straight to the point, although with Latin (as with Maori!!) you have room for artistic licence when translating!!
Loryda is a cool handle bro. Makes me think of the Cheech and Chong song!!
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Originally posted by mangre 2 mangre 2 wrote:

Mangre short for, manolito montoya
 
or Mangare town centre
 
 
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or is it cos you come from Mangere?LOL
 
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Because I was becoming an old barsteward...... My handle has a certain 'ring' about it and can't think of anything better at the moment!   LOL
Also, because there was already an "Old Fart" listed on the forums...... 
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Roman legionairies had to be 6ft to join a legion.... big buggers for their day I guess.
When I saw "Sulla" as a name, I thought "huh! there was a roman called that weren't there?" I am so glad my general knowledge hasn't totally left me yet! :-)
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Originally posted by Capt Asparagus Capt Asparagus wrote:

Roman legionairies had to be 6ft to join a legion.... big buggers for their day I guess.
When I saw "Sulla" as a name, I thought "huh! there was a roman called that weren't there?" I am so glad my general knowledge hasn't totally left me yet! :-)
Yep! It's a bit of a geeky handle, but I'm comfortable with my geekiness. It's a shame that they don't teach Ancient History very well in college anymore. I wont comment on when I suspect you went to school Capt Asparagus!!
What's up with all the Asparagii on this site anyway ie Capt Asparagus, Blue Asparagus...Question
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Originally posted by Catchelot Catchelot wrote:

Originally posted by Blue Asparagus Blue Asparagus wrote:

BLUE VEINED PURPLE HEADED CUSTARD CHUCKER  was to long so blue asparagus in stead
 
 
Don't get him started, no one is allowed to mention this...this is bad it brings out things that are chained and sealed below decks of the UG.Ouch


goes further back than that, back past the boat called "Blue Asparagus"
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Originally posted by Capt Asparagus Capt Asparagus wrote:

Roman legionairies had to be 6ft to join a legion.... big buggers for their day I guess.
When I saw "Sulla" as a name, I thought "huh! there was a roman called that weren't there?" I am so glad my general knowledge hasn't totally left me yet! :-)


I honestly have doubts about that, The size of rings that were worn suggests that they were a lot smaller.
Cyclops was based on fact and he was a giant at an estimated 6'6''

I have bought a few of the largest rings and the largest I have been able to find is 18 to 19mm but there are plenty of 13 to 16mm
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