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Rome and China

The Ancient World was not a small contained place. Two great civilisations, the Romans and the Chinese, knew about eachother - there may even have been some contact of sorts, though very limited due to the vast distances and slowness of travel. Sino-Roman relations on Wikipedia      

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Roman clothing

Focussing on men's clothing because I'm far more familiar with it - also I got irritated by a story I was reading on AO3 in which the author quite obviously doesn't know the difference between a tunic and a toga. With screenshots because I like pretty pictures!! If there are any errors in this, I apologise for them! Please note I am not going to discuss military gear in this post as I don't know enough about it to give any accurate descriptions. I don't have any pics of the underwear! This

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Roman stables

Trying to find what the Whites (Blues, Greens and Red...) racing factions stables might have looked like, I ended up with these results from a Google images search and figured I'd share them to help those of you who also like visuals. (If I was an artist, I'd attempt my own illustrations, but I'm not!) While not racing stables, I did come across this neat article by English Heritage about cavalry stabling, which may be of use to anyone whose character is or has been associated with cavalry

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Roman Pisum (aka I cooked again)

Roman Pisum! Yes, I dived into my Latin cookbook once more to find another dish to try out - this time a dish for dinner and I wanted to try something meatless. So I found this dish, called Pisum, for a Roman version of yellow peas. It is of course a dish originally from Apicius' cookbook. Traditionally in Denmark, you cook yellow peas together with a few herbs and serve them with fried or cooked pork belly. In the Roman version of it, you add more herbs and of course you add some garum (I

Atrice

Atrice

 

General rambles + updates

Hello AeRos! I hope everyone is staying safe with the virus, and is doing well.  I never thought that AeRo would reach or touch as many people's lives as it has. I'm grateful to everyone who has been part of the site, and the long history that it has had. AeRo is going to be twelve years old soon. I was 19/20 or so when it opened, and it has been through a lot of my life. Both the good and the bad. Many of the the friendships I have made on here are some of the best I have. The staff h

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Dulcia Domestica

As many of you probably know by now, I like to cook ancient dishes - hence why I have a blog on prehistoric food (although it is written in Danish). It has been a little while since I cooked something prehistoric though, because of my new job... but for Christmas I got this amazing cookbook, "Latinsk Kogebog" which means "Latin Cookbook" - with recipes from Apicius and Cato... ancient Roman recipes, finally! So today, I did it. I made a dessert/type of candy from ancient Rome. It's called Dulcia

Atrice

Atrice

 

Some resources

This is by no means an exhaustive list, a lot of links are to Wikipedia articles, but it will hopefully serve as a quick reference list for people who want ideas, maybe for a throwaway reference in a single thread or similar. Names: Roman names - Forum Romanum; text of The Private Life of the Romans by Harold Whetstone Johnston Some Roman slave names Roman names - Carol Ashby; a wordpress site with research by a published author Roman personal names Roman Names on Nova Roma

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AeRonian Issue 9.2019.

The AeRonian Issue 9 2019   Gladiatorial Games!  Are currently open! Feel free to come and watch the bloodshed.  Imperials & Senators in one area. And the lower classes in another!    Advertising/General Mod!  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. Characters wi

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Travels #3: Salona

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

Liv

Liv

 

Quick Latin pronunciation primer

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

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Travels #2: Hierapolis

Travels #2: Hierapolis

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

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Travels #1: Side

Travels #1: Side

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  

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Character Clothing: Claudia Gaia

Character Clothing: Claudia Gaia

Character Clothing Profile CLAUDIA GAIA   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

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AeRonian Issue 8.2019.

The AeRonian 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.  Character Listing. In the top right you are able to search the character's name.  You can sort or filter it

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Character Clothing: Flavia Juliana

Character Clothing: Flavia Juliana

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

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AeRonian Issue 7.2019.

The AeRonian 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.   New faces!  We have plenty of new faces here with us. Welcome, welcome! Hope you enjoy being here with us and the community.    What is coming!  Influential people.

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Juggling RL and RPG

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

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Pompeii IRL!

Pompeii IRL!

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.  Enjoy!  

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Sara

 

AeRonian Issue 6.2019.

The AeRonian Issue six 2019 Better late than never, eh? 😉   Character Spotlight!  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

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The (IRL) Roman Empire

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.

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Roman baking!

One of the youtube channels I'm subscribed to is How To Cook That, and she's just put up a video where she's trying a honey cake recipe...  

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