Would you watch an anime about cute Roman senators doing cute things?
I want to see an anime about Sulla, doing cute Sulla things
I ship Gaius Sempronius and Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus
I'd watch them run a train on UMU.
Holy Crap that would be amazing!
Just be sure to have cute girls doing depraved things in various situations
It should be drawn by the manga-ka for Gate, who has already demonstrated mastery of Roman clothing
>The entire episode is just a speech held by Cicero while recycled scenes play in the background.
Quartusdecimus Imperator Romae (Regebat 117-138 A.D.)
Tertius Proborum Quinque Imperatorum,
qui tempore huius fabulae regebat.
Eruditionem artemque bello praetulisse dicitur.
I'd be interested to see what the Japanese think of the Roman Empire.
More than likely though, it'd be some teenage girl equivalent of Nero transferring to the school, and some light-hearted comedy matricide and arson.
My opinion is fact
>I'd be interested to see what the Japanese think of the Roman Empire.
What does the average Westerner think of Tang dynasty China? I doubt they're concerned much with ancient empires on the other side of the planet.
Quisquis amat. Veniat. Veneri volo frangere costas fustibus et lumbos debilitare deae.
Si potest illa mihi tenerum pertundere pectus quid ego non possim caput illae frangere fuste?
They have a fairly positive view. There's also a bestselling15-volume historical series called "Tales of Romans" (Roma-jin no monogatari) which gives the narrative history from Rome's founding to the fall of the Western Roman Empire.
No, any non-retarded Japanese person would at least heard of the Roman empire. You can't really say the same for the Tang, since even most people in the West wouldn't even know their Tang from the Han or Ming. Chinese dynasties is usually lumped in together as just one continuous Chinese empire if they're mentioned in public high school classes.
Does even the average person in the West "care" about the Roman empire? I really can't see anyone who's not a fan of history being able to name even 3 Roman emperors.
Caesar, Caesar, Caesar and Caesar.
It's not that difficult when they share the same name.
"Caesar" eventually became synonymous with "emperor", hence German "Kaiser" which is pronounced the same.
I really hope you don't read "Caesar" as "See-zar".
They probably have at least some concept of what it was, if only because our (pop) culture, language, architecture and whatnot are all so infused with their influences. Europeans may even see the ruins themselves in their surroundings. For the Japanese, high school history class is the first, only and last thing they'll ever see of it.
But understandable, the Kana give you a guide on how to pronounce it. It limits the freedom of possible expressions, but that is something positive here.
This works in Japanese better than expected.
>Mi fili brute
I'm not doubting that they don't have some sort of knowledge on it. I'm just pointing out that if we want to get strict with what "caring" means, then I don't think the average Westerner actually cares.
If we adopt the looser version of caring, then sure. But in that case, you can definitely say the Japanese public cares somewhat about Roman history as well. Like I said in >>133482396, there was a multivolume series about Roman history which became a bestseller not too long ago. When was the last time you saw a multivolume (!) history series becoming a bestseller in America? Could you ever imagine even a single volume history book about Japan or China becoming a bestseller in America?
>Europeans may even see the ruins themselves in their surroundings.
it's practically inescapable. we had plenty of class trips to various roman excavation sites and buildings.. and of course any trip through italy will likely pass by more than one.
Hell, some small parts of the roman roads are still in pedestrian use today.
He might have meant Augustus Caesar
But yeah Julius was dictator not emperor, and his vision for rome was quite different to what Octavian had for it. History noobs never know this for some reason.
Anyway I'd love to see something about Caesars wars in Gaul. Or Marius vs the Germans. Dont know how you could turn that into an anime with cute girls but think of a way Japan.
Almost. The S in Caesar is sharp and the R is tongue rolled, that's the only difference to Kaiser.
Latin C is always as the new K
AE is a diphthong that is pronounced like "ai"
S is always sharp.
A is like German A or あ if you want.
R is a tongue rolled R, different from German words ending on R.
Depends what you mean by "West". In Yurop learning about Roman Kingdom, Republic and Empire is huge chunk of education and we can still see their influences on everyday basis.
AE is pronounced like "ai"? That's news to me. I've taken 5 years of Latin and we always pronounced it well just ae or ä I guess while the "ai" in Kaiser is pronounced like "ei".
Ive been here for years and I dont recall any
Fuck what have I missed
Is Sekkou Boys proof that we are a worthy demographic? A golden age of marble statue anime dawns on us my fellows.
it's not like someone will just blatantly make a history thread on /a/ without it getting deleted or shitposted to death for being offtopic
threads like that usually start as something else, some of those I recall started as Fate threads
>you will never join the legion-bu
This is actually what I sometimes imagine, you know, especially after watching Nobuna-chan.
Think about this; an American schoolboy who love to play Rome Total War, somehow gets transferred to the ancient Rome where all the heroes are loli, including Caesar. The protag now has to fight along with her and help her to conquer the barbarians while dealing with dirty politics at home
Would you watch it?
nope fuck senators.
I want an anime about my nigga claudius
and his adventures
>W-what do you mean I can't just corner camp on the map?
Fucking imperial scum. The republic is where it's at. Make an anime about Marius shitting on the germans and i'll be happy.
Are you frustrated?
This is the only thing I can be proud of, and it's too long ago.
what about Ottoman sultan doing cute things with his harem and divan
This is the best thread I've seen on /a/ in a long time. 100/10 OP
But picture this: You've got your kawaii Roman senator, your desu Ottoman sultan, and your sugoi Greek architect in a wacky slice-of-life comedy, filled with war, bloodshed, harems, and prostitution.
A Roman senator falls in love with a puella.
Unable to confess, he is gifted with by a Jupiter with the information about cursus publicus closest to the girl's domus. Never minding the strange location, he immediately sends a courier to her, and is overjoyed to find out that she has a crush on him as well.
1000 times better than Oreimo.
Is Hannibal supposed to look like Keanu Reeves?
Nah, it's just a joke LN cover that some artist on pixiv drew. Pretty cool idea though. I'd totally watch an anime about Anna Komnene.
>want to watch
>it's going to be gay as hell
Hannibal is obvious, but Spartacus is probably due to our modern tendency to heroize slaves who fight for FREEDOM.
Besides, NOBODY WANTS TO PLAY AS PONTUS.
So how about an ova about Surena and the battle of Carrhae.
Hannibal for his victory at Cannae and Spartacus because of his presence in the third servile war.
>Now, you know I have a reputation for cunning in battle. I do not intend this to be a fair fight. I am going to fall upon them without warning! I will strike at their weakest points! This won't be a battle - it'll be a kick up the toga!
why is that remind me of this?
Cute legions doing cute things in Gaul.
Because Jugurtha revealed that the true weakness of Rome was not battle but the greed of its commanders and politicians.
As for Mithridates, the Romans made peace twice so that they could focus on their civil wars.
These conflicts are probably not well known because their implications for modern politics are all too clear.
A tomboy Caesar and a tsundere Vercingetorix.
Ego sum mei gladii ossum
chalybis corpus meus est
ignis meus sanguis
Generavi praeter milia ferra
nec notus vita
Pertulli vexationes generandi multa arma
Tamen hae manus haud retinebunt nihil
Deinde dum oro
Infinitum Ferrum Operaris
i guess so...
wonder what would happens if your average kebab see this
theres also shoukoku no altair
>this is a boy who is vizier who is suppose to also came from clan that turkic to the core
>there will never be an anime about cute ancient Greek girls doing cute Greek things like competing in the Olympics or walking in on their husband's gay orgy
This isn't a life worth living.
>There will never be a harem anime starring Octavian Caesar or Suleiman the Magnificent
>We will never see Vlad the Impaler in a battle shounen
>We will never see Cleopatra in a SoL Romance anime
>We will never see Hannibal at all
Suleiman Anime would sell like hotcakes in balkans
I mean whole balkan women got wet while watching magnificent century, yearning for some kebab cock
>Jean V d'Armagnac
Styled Viscount de Lomagne while his father lived, John succeeded him as Count of Armagnac when he died (5 November 1450);
soon after, he started a relationship with
his sisterIsabelle, Lady of the Four-Valleys (Dame des Quatre-Vallées), ten years his junior, whom the chronicler Mathieu d'Escouchy accounted one of the great beauties of France and whose betrothal to Henry VI of England had been under consideration.
When word got out that two boys (John and Anthony) had been born in the castle of Lectoure, the couple promised to reform their controversial behavior.
But within a few months John solemnized the union between the two by claiming to have obtained a papal dispensation from Pope Callixtus III, shortly after their third child, a daughter called Rose (or Mascarose) was born.
>tfw in my 5th year of Latin and all we've done so far was work on our book and start with Plinius' letters this year
This fucking sucks, you don't even understand half of the shit that's written in Latin.
>That, and because it has a fucking twisted grammar.
It has an extremely consistent grammar, with like ten irregular verbs (and the only one you'll ever see is fero) which follows an extremely sound logic
I hate some of the shit in the letters much more. The translations are awkward as fuck, no matter where you look and even if you translate it yourself it ends up being some shit like "The volcano erupted, sparks had flown, the ship sailed henceforth I am become sad."
You need to interpret and twist the / a few sentence(s) quite a bit if you want them to make any fucking sense, grammatically speaking.
The wealthiest people in Pompeii were nothing compared to a senator of Rome when it came to money. You had senatorial houses where people would create tiled floor with marble from three different ends of the empire just to show off their wealth.
You can't directly translate from Latin, you always have to paraphrase to some extent (still not as bad as with Japanese)
>tfw we had to translate texts literally since the professor wanted to check if we learnt the grammar and you were never sure if you actually got it right since the translation always came out as a garbled mess
Yeah, sure, that's the translation our whole course came up with after like 20 minutes of discussion. Plinius' texts were so stupid that even our teacher went full "fuck the grammar, let's just get this over with".
>VI.16.15 (atrium of the House of Pinarius); 6842: If anyone does not believe in Venus, they should gaze at my girl friend
I've been to Pompei several times (two times for my own sake, bunch of times just as a stop and other bunch of times to accompany family members), I always laugh my ass off when I see guides explaining penis graffiti to tourists.
>VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1837: If you are able, but not willing, why do you put off our joy and kindle hope and tell me always to come back tomorrow. So, force me to die since you force me to live without you. Your gift will be to stop torturing me. Certainly, hope returns to the lover what it has once snatched away.
>VI.14.20 (House of Orpheus); 4523: I have buggered men
I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE HELLENIST DEGENERACY
I FUCKING TOLD YOU BRO
> I want to break Venus’ ribs with clubs and cripple the goddess’ loins. If she can strike through my soft chest, then why can’t I smash her head with a club?
Literally my favorite history-related thing. Those Pompeiian's were the best.
>VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1863: Take hold of your servant girl whenever you want to; it’s your right
>VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1882: The one who buggers a fire burns his penis
The Romans truly were a wise civilization.
>LOGH scale like anime of the punic wars, starts off in the second.
>focuses on both Roman and Carthaginian side
>huge cast of characters of Senators, Generals, officers and simple soldiers, and civilians, goes in depth with politics, drama of the events, to tactics on the battlefield.
>the two main protagonists of the story are Hannibal barca, and Scipio Africans. (basically Yang Wenli, and Reinhard)
>The story also focus's on the rivalry between the two greatest minds.
I suck at stories, but the potential of a grand story between these two characters is fantastic, both are alike. Their rivalries, hatred, and great feats for their state, and to their demise and betrayal from their state.
With the setting of the punic wars it was exactly like the world wars of antiquity.
Is that by the same artist?
Would you direct me to that Greek thread?
This guy knows.
>We two dear men, friends forever, were here. If you want to know our names, they are Gaius and Aulus.
>Pyrrhus to his colleague Chius: I grieve because I hear you have died; and so farewell.
>History's All-Girls School Manga
>Alexander the Great:
sophmore captain of all the sports teams, narcissistic, confident, fairly smart, and generally considered a legendary athlete who inspires awe from her allies and fear from her enemies. Gets severely injured halfway through an international <insert sport here> tournament and falls into a coma.
Before Alexander came, was a senior that was considered the most athletically skilled in the school and had a huge following. After Alexander, developed a fierce nemesis attitude toward her that Alexander never really took seriously, much to Darius's fury. Eventually pushed herself so hard trying to beat Alexander that she suffered a serious leg injury and transferred out to a school that was more easily accessible for cripples.
Head of the Student Council, a conniving girl who secretly wants to turn the Student Council into an authoritarian regime. She commands a group of fanatical followers as her secret police, dubbed Caesar's Legion. Early on gets backstabbed by a close associate and is expelled from the school.
Up-and-coming freshman, Julius's protege and a personal favorite of hers. Highly intelligent, after Julius is expelled she has a fierce election battle with Mark Antony and Marcus Lepidus, winning and becoming president. Quickly reforms the Student Council into the image Julius envisioned and becomes the de facto final say in most matters in the school
Develops a hatred for anyone and everyone related to people who like Julius and Augustus after being bullied by them early in life. Actively seeks to sabotage them any way she can, and succeeds, just not hard enough to overthrow either on her own. Constantly a thorn in their side and is eventually expelled for her shenanigans
>VII.9 (Eumachia Building, via della Abbondanza); 2048: Secundus likes to screw boys.
Truly. Eunuch was a much worse thing to be called in Rome though, I imagine.
This is beautiful.
post limit reached bud
my autism can't write anymore of this dribble without positive enforcement from fellow autists like you.
>not including the great failure of the Achaemenid Empire that failed to subdue Greece then gets overrun by the Alabama equivalent of the ancient world
if anything I should have made Darius more pathetic
B-Baka Carthage ~carthagodelendaest
It's not like I want to destroy you or anything ~carthagodelendaest
>I.10.2-3 (Bar of Prima); 8258, 8259: The story of Successus, Severus and Iris is played out on the walls of a bar: [Severus]: “Successus, a weaver, loves the innkeeper’s slave girl named Iris. She, however, does not love him. Still, he begs her to have pity on him. His rival wrote this. Goodbye.”. [Answer by Successus]: “Envious one, why do you get in the way. Submit to a handsomer man and one who is being treated very wrongly and good looking.” [Answer by Severus]: “I have spoken. I have written all there is to say. You love Iris, but she does not love you.”
I-is this Keit-Ai?
Reminder to never stop posting this so they live on forever
Fucking fujoshits, they'll never understand friendship between men.
I've only ever posted this on /pol/ before but this seems like a good time.
Fuck Mithridates. Squirrely eastern despot par excellence, always escaping, always raising armies in po-dunk pontus, immune to poison... I wouldn't fight him. I'd resign the damn consulship.
He got his ass kicked every time he went near a Roman though. Seriously sent messages to his son-in-law "don't fight the invincible Romans!"
And what does the guy do? Fights the Romans. 250K sand niggers vs less than 20K Romans. The Romans obviously charge and route them. The kill or capture 100K arabs.
I took latin and ancient greek in college. Once you know the grammar it's basically on you to accumulate vocabulary and to practice. The rewards are numerous, whether you want to improve your english grammar or better understand etymologies, read primary sources, write cheeky memes...
I'm pretty sure fucking around with Plato by showing up at his lectures and eating loudly was just trolling. Now showing up with the plucked bird and yelling "Behold a man!" was a little bit more.
This is the second half of a Housman poem talking about Mithridates...
There was a king reigned in the East:
There, when kings will sit to feast,
They get their fill before they think
With poisoned meat and poisoned drink.
He gathered all that springs to birth
From the many-venomed earth;
First a little, thence to more,
He sampled all her killing store;
And easy, smiling, seasoned sound,
Sate the king when healths went round.
They put arsenic in his meat
And stared aghast to watch him eat;
They poured strychnine in his cup
And shook to see him drink it up:
They shook, they stared as white’s their shirt:
Them it was their poison hurt.
—I tell the tale that I heard told.
Mithridates, he died old.
He was well loved since he stood against the Romans. Poorly I might add. And he had a lot of awesome stuff written about him. That doesn't make him awesome though. For God's sake he lost to Pompey the Lame.
Let's see, well I recently watched a slice-of-life anime featuring H.P. Lovecraft monsters as cute anime girls/traps.
I think an anime using the Roman Senate as cute anime girls as it's theme wouldn't be too strange in comparison.
More like Pompey the Butcher. Pompey was fresh from brutalizing pirates on the Mediterranean when he committed his forces to getting Mithridates, who had been softened up by Lucullus.
Lucullus did the real work. Pompey just got the last hit in. Like most of the time. He was a little glory hound bitch. Actually the pirate round up was well executed, but that's about the only thing he ever did by himself that wasn't beating up on small arab states after he defeated Mit-chan. And they were well small arab states that really couldn't put up a fight. Were rich though.
Fun fact, Procopius was the official biographer of the emperor. Like always, official history was just propaganda.
The great tales about restoring the empire and how great the emperor and his wife was fall apart when confronted with facts (the empire falling apart in a few years, general discontent, etc).
Also, given the fact that the philosophical approach during that age was pretty reverent to history, it's possible that Procopius felt some guilt of writing all these lies and propaganda as official history and left the dark side as an atonement.
IMHO, all this shit about Procopius being a liar and hating the government are just butthurt historians that got addicted to sucking Justinian's cock.
>Nature had not provided her with larger openings in her nipples
It's just like my chinese pornographic picture books.
But I thought he was serving as Hadrian's personal catamite.
>she was wont to complain that Nature had not provided her with larger openings in her nipples, so that she might have contrived another form of intercourse there
>To the one defecating here. Beware of the curse. If you look down on this curse, may you have an angry Jupiter for an enemy.
>Defecator, may everything turn out okay so that you can leave this place
>tfw literal shitposting
>Cato the Elder is tsun for Scipio
"Carthage MUST be destroyed!"
"N-Not by you, Baka!"
What if we were to tweak Bottle Fairy a little bit?
Oh cool, this thread's still alive. Pax Romana, romebros.
>woken up late at night to the sound of "TALASSIO TALASSIO"
>tfw you left the doll house doors open again
>you'll never be a qt little Barbarian girl, have your town sacked and your family slaughtered before your eyes by the advancing Roman legions, be shipped along with the spoils of war to the magnificent capital of the world in a faraway land, blush and squirm nervously as you get stripped naked at the slave market where the Latins ogle your body and comment on your looks in a language you can't understand, and be sold to the highest bidder, an old and fat Patrician, who puts and iron collar with his initials on it around your neck and drags you by a leash to his latifundium for "housework"
Why even live
>anime about punnic wars
There was nothing funny about the punnic wars.
>there will never be a show about the Ten Thousand
>we'll never EVER hear the Greeks triumphantly cry 'UMI DA'
I have translated the first 20 seconds of Thermae Romae thus far.
I translated it together with a dutch guy who learned Classical Latin and old Greek, but he became unavailable and I don't have the knowledge on texts to do it myself.
Still trying to form basic sentences, that make sense and accurately reflect the statements in Japanese.
I'd like to have a "native" Latin speaker, someone or someone who is able to speak it fluently. I have to look up every second word, due to my inability to keep them learned in my mind.