I'm the point-and-shoot variety of photographer, so I'm glad you think they're nice!
Of all Greco-Roman places I've been to, it's a tie between Rome itself and Pompeii. The former for its variety, the latter for the glimpse into daily life it provides. It's really hard to choose!
Much of what you write here strongly resonates with me, it's good to know I'm not the only one who needs time to get in the right headspace for a particular character.
Fun stops being fun when it turns into a chore.
I hear you. Life has been busy for me too, but I love when I find time to play. I've also modded other games and I know how it can eat your life.
Games should be fun. If they're not, there's something wrong. It sounds like you're doing the right thing.
Issue 9 2019
Are currently open!
Feel free to come and watch the bloodshed.
Imperials & Senators in one area.
And the lower classes in another!
The AeRo staff team is currently looking for someone to join our team to help with Advertising and events.
Next Senate Meeting!
This part of the Senate thread is wrapped up.
Salona (nowadays Solin) was the capital city of the province of Dalmatia and, according to legend, founded by Julius Caesar after the civil wars. Although it was a prosperous and important city in its heyday, the ruins are in a sorry state and not very well preserved at all. There was little English signage (contrary to what some websites tell you), and the small museum had the typical findings of glass and metalworks, pottery and funerary elements. If you're in the area, I recommend visiting Tr
I have pinched this bit directly from my nice handy Latin dictionary
a - a as in rat
ā - ah as in rather
e - e as in pen
ē - ay as in pay
i - i as in kin
ī - ee as in keen
o - o as in rob
ō - oh as in robe
u - u as in full
ū - oo as in fool
ae - y as in try
au - ow as in town
ei - ayee as in payee
oe - oy as in toy
ui - oo-ee as in Louis (Lewis)
Any other pairs of vowels are pronounced as two separate syllables. Double consonants prolong the sound of the consona
Hierapolis was an ancient city in Phrygia that later became a part of the kingdom of Pergamon. When King Attalus died, he bequeathed it to the Romans, and they came and did what they were known for: built roads, baths and taxed the hell out of the inhabitants.
A number of earthquakes destroyed the city over the centuries and eventually led to it being abandoned, and nowadays, while the site is extensive, there isn't much to see that remains in one piece.
What's left of the gymnasi
Due to a case of wanderlust combined with clinical depression and a circadian rhythm disorder, I like to travel to sunny spots when possible. Some of these spots end up being places that were once a part of the Greco-Roman world.
This time I visited Side, in the southern coast of Turkey. Back in the day it was an important settlement in Pamphylia, much plagued by pirates until Pompey gave them the boot. Here's a few pictures of the remaining ruins:
Temple of Apollo
Character Clothing Profile
Gaia was a character that I never thought I would get into. She was one of my, "well, throw her into the world and see where she ends up!" and I got to say, her story has surprised me. Gaia or Χρυσανθη (Chrysanthe) started her life as a poor farm girl in Greece. However, in AeRo, her story began as a slave when she was given as a gift to Manius (one of Claudius' heirs and his nephew) by Archaita, Manius' mother. Essentially, she was
Issue eight 2019
New character Mod functions!
There has been a character mod update and it has brought with it some handy features.
We now have an automated Who's Who listing. Please check the character group to tell whether they have been accepted or not.
Additionally, there are other handy features to be made aware of.
In the top right you are able to search the character's name.
You can sort or filter it
Character Clothing Profile FLAVIA JULIANA
While this isn't something that is really seen. I like to show Juliana's growth and personality change through the change in her clothing. Previously, she was insecure and would make it up with jewelry or excessive accessories in order to try to stand out. I first started playing her when she was around 15? I think, I dunno. (And I am terrible when it comes to aging up my playbys, they usually stay the same and I just ima
Issue seven 2019
Half way through the year! Whoo!
Things have been busier than usual so I have been a bit behind with things. I'm also back at uni again and naturally that hits me like a bus to the face. There will still be issues of the AeRonian coming out.
We have plenty of new faces here with us. Welcome, welcome! Hope you enjoy being here with us and the community.
What is coming!
This is something I have been thinking about on and off. Basically, my RL has gotten more involved over time and I have not been able to dedicate the same amount of time I used to AeRo in years past. For one; it was unhealthy as fuck, and two; my life has a lot of other priorities and I want to keep RP as a hobby. A much beloved hobby, but, a hobby none the less. This is going to be a tad rambly and hopefully I will edit it before I post it. But I might not depending on how I am going at the tim
So I was lucky enough to visit Pompeii when I was in Naples last summer on holiday. I thought I'd post up a few photos as none of my irl friends had that much interest...!
I don't think the photos really do justice to just how enormous the site is, nor how well excavated and preserved it is.
Issue six 2019
Better late than never, eh? 😉
Helenus played by Atrice!
Helenus is a cheeky bath slave and has stolen clothes in the past. Check him out! Hit Atrice up if you want to thread with him.
Got a character you would like to nominate and why? PM me with it. (No I don't just want PMs.... okay, I do 😛 )
Senate in motion!
Come and check out the different Senate factions here and ad
This is the Roman Empire at its largest historical extent, c. 117AD, shwoing the provinces and whether the governors of those provinces were appointed by the Emperor or by the Senate. Map unashamedly pinched from Wikipedia. Click here for the full-size map.
Please note that this is the RL Roman Empire; conquests made during the course of AeRo won't necessarily match up.
Issue five 2019
Excuse how small this is. This is a busy couple of weeks for me and I would rather spend most of the time posting.
We have a block dedicated to Unanswered open threads in the sidebar!
This is where you can hit up any of the unanswered open threads and show them some love! Also, feel free to start your own.
And a place you can now view Your Characters to see the character masks you have m
I have a collection of images showing various (recreated) rooms of a Roman house, or houses, and thought you might like to see them! Very image heavy!!
Private reception room? (Don't think this one was actually labelled as anything other than 'Roman room'!)
Another private reception room, with a very contemporary-looking sofa
The kitchen, this one a reconstructio
I ended up practically tying myself in knots working this out for Reasons. This is pretty much the conclusion I came to, and a copy of something I posted elsewhere, for those reasons. I hope you find it helpful; if people would like, I could copy/paste this whole thing into an actual post somewhere to make it easier to find down the line...
Back to the topic at hand. Roman currency:
4 quandrantes = 1 as (both bronze coins)
2½ asses = 1 sestertius (a silver coin - well, 'silver') (als
Discovered on the Internet: Tube-style map of Roman roads by Sasha Trubetskoy. Scroll down the page for a more detailed look at province level... The included pic is merely a teaser!
Britannia; Gallia Iberia; Italia;
While not specifically a Roman game, this was still being played in the days of the Empire... Youtuber Tom Scott and Irvine Finkel, a curator at the British Museum, go head-to-head in one of the oldest board games we still have the rules to!
Hello everyone and welcome to a new edition of Atrice's blog!
I was inspired by the chat on Discord, where someone linked to an article on the ancient Roman burger... and I can tell you all to make it at home, because it tastes quite good. I have made the Roman burger at home a few times (it's our Lupercalia food, it seems). The burgers are called Isicia Omentata. I use Apicius' recipe - Apicius was a Roman gourmet who wrote down a number of recipes from his era and the
Issue four 2019
Help with tracking threads!
Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to keep a track of all our threads.
All Activity means you can check out all the content that has been posted on the site.
Now looking next door to the "My Activity Streams" and there are a couple of dropdowns.
Content I started.
Content I posted in.
You can also use the filter feature in order to search for individual tags, too