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March 7, 2016 at 11:12 pm #747
On this thread I would like to start a new tradition of welcoming the newly approved citizens! May these individuals find a home here in our cultural nation! May we never forget that our Res Publica serves everyone and survives by having committed volunteers who seek to bring every aspect of the Declaration (http://www.romanrepublic.org/wip/declaration.html) to life both here and in their local communities!
Welcome and please tell us about yourselves!
Fellow citizens, please join me in welcoming the new citizens for Pr. Non. Mart et Non. Mart. MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.
Appius Iunius Laterensis
Aula Aliena Asellio
Faustus Romilius Cato
Gaius Tullius Cicero
Lucius Antonius Serenus
Lucius Iulius Corvus
Octavia Aurelia Veratia
Quinta Tullia Metella
Servius Calavius Ahenobarbus
Sextus Aelius Drusus
Statia Cassia Elva
Titus Iunius Pinnius
P. Iunius BrutusMarch 7, 2016 at 11:15 pm #3215
Salve! ^^March 8, 2016 at 1:28 am #3223
Welcome to the Respublica! Please excuse our mess while we finish organizing, LOL! Don’t be shy, just jump in and start telling us all about yourselves.March 8, 2016 at 3:53 pm #3233
My current name is Gaius Tullius Cicero, but only because the automated system would not allow me my true Roman name for over 16 years now, Gaius Tullius Valerianus (can the censors approve a change of name? "Valerianus" IS a historical name, and it is MY name). I’ve been a citizen of the Other Place for 16 years, I am a sitting consular senator, proconsul, and augur there, and a former tribunus plebis. I have been watching Caesar and Sulla slowly destroy everything that was worthwhile about that place, everything we fought for, everything I loved.
The Roman Republic here gives me hope. It reminds me of that day so long ago when I first became a Roman. I am a historian and a teacher of Latin and Classical Humanities. I correspond in Latin with penpals all over the world, and I have hosted conversational Latin Meetups. As Proconsul of America Deserta in the Other Place, I hold a regular Meetup for Romans (open to all Romans, not just NR) in Phoenix, AZ (we average about 2 meetings per month, 1 for "business" and 1 for festivals and cultus events). I am very pleased to be here (though I shall be MUCH happier if I can fix my name!
Gaius Tullius Cicero (Gaius Tullius Valerianus – please HELP!)March 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm #3235
Welcome and I hope you find a new home amongst us for many years to come! I’ve heard about your regular gatherings and would love to learn more about how you coordinated your local community. This goes without saying but your entire province at the "other place" is more than welcome here. Soon we will be organizing our provinces and your input would be appreciated.
Oh, and log into your Roman Republic account. I have a small surprise for you. 🙂
Brutusquote Gaius Tullius Cicero:March 8, 2016 at 5:14 pm #3237
Valerianus was accidentily marked as "Capitis Absens". Just informing.March 8, 2016 at 5:18 pm #3238
Thank you! It is good to be here as Gaius Tullius Valerianus, now! Many thanks to Publius Iunius Brutus for helping me correct my name!
~ ValerianusMarch 8, 2016 at 8:55 pm #3241
It is very good to have you here…and your chickens, LOL! (He is an experienced Augur for those who do not know!). He is also a master at teaching the Roman Virtues as well.March 9, 2016 at 2:24 am #3247
Please join me in welcoming the new citizens of VIII Id. Mart. MMDCCLXIX a.u.c.!
Marcus Livius Horatius
Manius Ogulnius Sacerdos
Appia Gratidia Avita
Gaius Octavius Flavus
Marca Marcia Aquilina
Please tell us about yourselves!
BrutusMarch 9, 2016 at 2:28 am #3248
My name is Faustus Romilius Cato. Please forgive my lack of knowledge of Latin phrases for the forum. I am completely new to Romanitas and am just silently taking it all in. My main interest is the Religio Romana, but being a citizen of the Res Publica is also very nice! I look forward to the success of this endeavor! May the Gods and Goddesses make it so!
Warm Regards (the guide to Latin phrases for the forum is definitely needed!),
RomiliusMarch 9, 2016 at 3:28 am #3249
First, great to have you here and welcome to modern Romanitas! If you have any questions concerning the religio, there are many excellent and experienced people here who can answer your questions. All you have to do is ask.
Quick Basic Guide to Latin Greetings:
Starting Your Email
Salve THEIR COGNOMEN! or Ave THEIR COGNOMEN! (Opening greetings "Hello" from you to a person)
Salvete! or Salvete omnes! or Avete! or Avete omnes! (Opening greetings "Hello" to more than one person – "omnes" is everyone)
YOUR FULL NAME S.P.D. ("Salutem plurimam dicit", means "sends many greetings")
Ending Your Email
Vale, ("Be Well" closing to one person)
Valete, ("Be Well" closing to more than one person)
Bene vale or Bene valete, ("Be Very Well")
Optime vale or Optime valete, ("Be Most Well")
We will soon have a Latin guide for new members. If any of the Latinists wish to prepare and post one that would be absolutely outstanding! (Hint, Hint 😀 )March 9, 2016 at 5:01 am #3250
Anonymousquote Lucius Vitellius Triarius:
Gratias tibi ago, Triari! It is good to see you here, as well!
~ ValerianusMarch 9, 2016 at 5:41 am #3251
Anonymousquote Publius Iunius Brutus:
Come one guys, don’t be shy! Tell us a little about yourselves! What are your interests? What would you like to see here that we don’t have yet?
TriariusMarch 9, 2016 at 1:39 pm #3252
One traditional way to greet someone through letter is [Nomen/Cognomen of sender] + [Nomen/ Cognomen of recipient in dative case] sal. (Salutem dicit). That means Person 1 says salutatoon to Person 2.
Victor P. Bruto sal.
C. Victor L. Triario sal.
Victor Romilio sal.
Romilius Triario sal.
C. Atius Victor P. Iunio Bruto sal.
You can find the dative case of names in wikitionary. When using this salutation you do not sign your name bellow the Vale (because you already did so in the beginning of the letter)
Vale!March 9, 2016 at 2:22 pm #3253
Hello. My name is Marca Marcia and I am from Sarmatia. That is all what I know in English.
П.С. Тут вообще говорят по-русски? Мой английский закончился(((March 9, 2016 at 5:24 pm #3262
Thank you for helping me (and others) with the proper Latin greetings!
CatoMarch 9, 2016 at 5:26 pm #3263
I thank you as well! I almost forgot. I do apologize!
CatoMarch 9, 2016 at 5:39 pm #3265
Anonymousquote Faustus Romilius Cato:
No worries Romili! Glad to be of help ^^
Some other useful latin:
When talking directly to someone, you put his name on the vocative case (similar to how in english one can say "O Cato!" the O being an archaic english vocative case). For names ending in -us, the vocative is -e. So Brutus becomes "Brute" when you are directly talking to Brutus. -ius loses the -us, so when talking to Atius (me) you’d say Ati. Same thing with Romilius (Romili), Triarius (Triari) etc. Other endings tend to be the same both in nominative and vocative form (so Victor is just Victor, Cato is just Cato, Gaia is just Gaia, etc etc)
When something is pluralized there are some rules too. If a word ends with -o it tends to be pluralized as -ones. So if I wanted to talk about your family I could call you the Catones. In the same fashion, if you wanted to talk about the "Iunos" that exist you could call them the Iunones. When pluralizing words ending in -us or -ius they become -i or -ii in most instances (there are exceptions like Tribus that is the same in plural and singular) Ex: The Triarii, the Bruti. Words ending in -a generally pluralize as -ae (pronounced like "eye" in english). So many Camenas are called Camenae. Endings in -um are mostly pluralized as -a. So the different "Sacrums" or ‘sacred traditions" of your household are called your Sacra Privata (plural of Sacrum Privatum).
Just to make use of the moment to explain some latin ^^March 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm #3266
Thank you! This is all very helpful!
CatoMarch 9, 2016 at 8:03 pm #3278
Horatius Quiritibus sal.
My name is Marcus Livius Horatius. I have followed the Roman Republic for a few months. Only recently I became a citizen. I have had an interest in all things Roman for many years. But I never joined an organization related to ancient Rome. The more I learn about the Roman Republic, the more I realize that this place is different. My heart tells me that this is the beginning of something special. I am thrilled to join you in establishing a flourishing Roman nation! I hope my contributions help, in some small way, towards the success of this group.
Valete!March 9, 2016 at 8:11 pm #3279
Marcus Livius Horatius,
Great words! And… Welcome! (=March 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm #3287
Anonymousquote Marcus Livius Horatius:
One of the reasons that this place IS different is that no one here wishes to have a purely political agenda and focus. There are so many wonderful things along the via Romana to experience and one should not waste any time in their life on baseless, silly, unimportant things.
Seven years ago I was diagnosed with severe diabetes, which has seriously affected my health and daily life. Recently, I took control somewhat over that condition, only to find I am in the first stages of esophageal cancer. My doctor advises that time is fleeting and to waste no days. Personally, I do not have time to participate in anything that does not bring me joy. Maybe Apollo and Asclepius will be kind and throw their favor my way and I will be able to enjoy many more days. Currently, it does not appear so, but I have hope. I don’t generally "throw in the towel" very easily. I have a unique personal history with those two deities over the last decade, so we will see. In the mean time, I hope that we can all move together along the via Romana and make a great difference in the Roman community. The talent and desire are here in every citizen to make that happen. With the favor of the gods, we shall not fail. But, we must maintain the course to stay in their favor.
TriariusMarch 9, 2016 at 10:56 pm #3290
I hope you get better Triari. My fiancée had throat cancer when she was 20 years old. The doctors were seriously considering ripping out good part of her throat, making her mute and having to eat through a tube for the rest of her life. Luckily, good people interceded, great doctors that showed another way and if I have the pleasure to hear her voice today it was because of those good people. I hope the gods have you find good people with good ideas like that in your treatment and I hope the gods bless you with good health. My fiancée is now 26 years old and healthy as a horse and Im the most grateful man concievable because of that. I hope that encourages you somewhat. ^^
And I agree with you. The good thing of this community, from what I felt so far, is that it does not create a still and hostile environment. It seems made up of tired people, but tired in the good sense. People tired of bickering, tired of pointless discussion. Seeing the willingness of these people to do good and work in cooperation to make something enriching both religiously and culturally, as well as unafraid to simply have some good old fashion pointless fun, is really what made me give this community a chance 🙂 I’m liking it here so far. I hope everyone can say the same.
Valete!March 10, 2016 at 4:15 am #3292
Ave Caeso Fabius Buteo!
Would you please login and check your RR inbox on your citizen page when you can. I sent you mail.
TriariusMarch 10, 2016 at 4:21 am #3293
Yes, Victor, I completely agree. If we are not having fun, then what is the point? This is supposed to be an enjoyable experience, a learning experience, a cultural experience, a religious experience…that will differ with each person here, but we all need to be having fun!
Also, thanks for the encouragement. I’m a fighter and don’t give up easily.
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