>>33283674 Hey decanus anon, im not so sure that you should marry that girl from Judea province. Yeah they make good merchants and I even got a good libyan slave for only a few hundred denari, but something about them makes me uneasy
>>33283901 fucking race mixing whore. enjoy having little bastard children and being a single mom when Alaric leaves you to pillage. you are the scum of the Empire for wanting to mix with low IQ savages
>>33284250 The Seleucids then are a perfect analogy for Greece today. They lost half their homeland after being AWARDED it by the international community post World War I and managed to lose it to a splinter revolutionary group with smaller numbers and inferior weaponry.
>>33283674 Caesar is a tyrant intent upon destroying the Republic. He is a traitor, not a savior. Wake up SHEEPLE! You had the chance to support Cato, now it is too late. You made your bed, now lie in it
>>33284419 >anno domini 2972 >be assigned by glorious one-world-state occupation committee to archaeological duties >find ancient plastic tablet bearing a negroe's face, "yes we can" and a flag decorated with stars and lines >estados unidos was black!
>>33284144 Comparing Cincinnatus with that kook. Cinncinnatus didn't crave power but he didn't cripple the state's power. In 1000 years people will still remember Cinncinatus and no one will give a fuck about Ron Paul
Caligvla is building an experimental bridge across the bay in Baiae using a flotilla of boats, a first attempt by the Emperor at attacking Britannia, his experiment of crossing the sea to Britannia, fails miserable, as does his attempt to invade it.
> Claudius reigns after little boots, and the Romans eventually conquer Britannia. groups
>breeding with barbarians >Allow savages into our native lands and cities >Our military is hardly Roman anymore All of these things are slowly destroying our society, Rome will not fall in a single day. Rather, it is falling now and will continue to fall until it no longer resembles the once great empire
God damn plebs! When a slave kills their master law demands that all the slaves of that house be executed!
>Our ancestors suspected the temperament of slaves, even when they were born on the same estates, or in the same houses, as they, and thus conceived an affection for their masters right from the start. But now we have in our households tribes of foreigners who have different rites, and alien religions, or no religion at all. You will not hold scum like that In check except by intimidation. But some innocents will die, you say. Yes, and when every tenth man from a defeated army is struck with the club, brave men also draw the lot. Every great example involves a measure of injustice, but wrongs done to individuals are counterbalanced by the common good.
Fucking Umbrians. Ever since all Italians were made citizens, they get to join the legions too. In the middle of a small skirmish with some strange Bithynian tribe this Umbrian loses his shit in the middle of a fucking testudo and pisses all over our centurion. Now we're on latrine duty until the next Kalends. Fuck Umbrians.
>If we had, each of us, upheld the rights and authority of the husband in our own households, we should not today have this trouble with our women. As things are now, our liberty of action, which has been annulled by female despotism at home, is crushed and trampled on here in the Forum.... Call to mind all the regulations respecting women by which our ancestors curbed their license and made them obedient to their husbands; and yet with all those restrictions you can scarcely hold them in. If now you permit them to remove these restraints... and to put themselves on an equality with their husbands, do you imagine that you will be able to bear them? From the moment that they become your equals they will be your masters.
> In his Essay on Duties, Marcus Tullius Cicero tells a story about Cato the Elder, a wealthy man renowned as a landowner, who lived a century before Cicero. One day Cato was asked, what is the most profitable aspect of property ownership? Cato answered, “Raising livestock with great success.” He was then asked about the second most profitable aspect of ownership. “Raising livestock with some success,” he answered. And what about the third most profitable aspect? “Raising livestock with little success.” And the fourth? “Raising crops.” Then his questioner asked, “What about money-lending?” Cato replied, “What about murder?”
>>33285600 >Constantly regard the universe as one living being, having one substance and one soul; and observe how all things have reference to one perception, the perception of this one living being; and how all things act with one movement; and how all things are the cooperating causes of all things which exist; observe too the continuous spinning of the thread and the contexture of the web.
>>33285448 These merchants coin-lenders have their hands in our senate, it no longer represents us but the merchants interests. They are trying to destroy our great empire by having us breeding with these Germanic whores.
>>33285801 >Take heed not to be transformed into a Caesar, not to be dipped in the purple dye, for it does happen. Keep yourself therefore, simple, good, pure, grave, unaffected, the friend of justice, religious, kind, affectionate, strong for your proper work. Wrestle to be the man philosophy wished to make you. Reverence the gods, save men. Life is brief; there is but one harvest of earthly existence, a holy disposition and neighborly acts.
>But whence come these monstrosities? you ask; from what fountain do they flow? In days of old, the wives of Latium were kept chaste by their humble fortunes. It was toil and brief slumbers that kept vice from polluting their modest homes; hands chafed and hardened by Tuscan fleeces, Hannibal nearing the city, and husbands standing to arms at the Colline gate.37 We are now suffering the calamities of long peace. Luxury, more deadly than any foe, has laid her hand upon us, and avenges a conquered world. Since the day when Roman poverty perished, no deed of crime or lust has been wanting to us; from that moment Sybaris and Rhodes and Miletus have poured in upon our hills, with the begarlanded and drunken and unabashed Tarentum.38 Filthy lucre first brought in amongst us foreign ways; wealth enervated and corrupted the ages with foul indulgences. What decency does Venus observe when she is drunken? when she knows not one member from another, eats giant oysters at midnight, pours foaming unguents into her unmixed Falernian, and drinks out of perfume-bowls, while the roof spins dizzily round, the table dances, and every light shows double!
>go to forvmstop >looking to pick vp new copy of grand theft horse >VIII/X bella at the covnter >ohmyjvpiter.mosaic >gotta keep it together >go vp to the covnter with the game >she smiles and says "that will be III denarii" >sweatingintensifies.mosaic >reach into my toga >no denarii, only pastae comes ovt >stvtter ovt "w-wovld yov like to go to the c-colossevm with me" >she politely smiles and says "sorry, I already have a boyfriend named secvndvs" >sprint ovt of there crying like a greek watching a tragedy all the way back to my villa >didn't even get my game >pleb as fvck FVCKING FORVMSTOP
>>33285869 >If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous, he would, without hesitation, name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. The vast extent of the Roman Empire was governed by absolute power, under the guidance of virtue and wisdom. The armies were restrained by the firm but gentle hand of four successive emperors, whose characters and authority commanded respect. The forms of the civil administration were carefully preserved by Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian and the Antonines, who delighted in the image of liberty, and were pleased with considering themselves as the accountable ministers of the laws. Such princes deserved the honour of restoring the republic, had the Romans of their days been capable of enjoying a rational freedom.
>The requirements of our body are very slight: it needs shelter from cold, and nourishment to allay hunger and thirst. Any desires beyond that cater to our vices, not to our needs. It is not necessary to scour the depths of every sea nor to burden our bellies by slaughtering animals, nor to dig out shellfish from the farthest shores of unknown seas: May the gods and goddesses damn those whose decadence even passes the boundaries of the empire that already makes others hate us! They want game caught beyond the river phasis to supply their pretentious kitchens, and they are not ashamed to seek birds from the Parthians... From every quarter they import everything that may tickle a fastidious palate. Things that their stomachs, ruined by rich food, can scarcely tolerate are imported from the farthest ocean. They vomit to eat; they eat to vomit, and the banquets they search for through the whole world they do not deign to digest. If man despises such things, what harm can poverty do him? If he does desire them, poverty is actually a benefit to him, for he is cured against his will... Caligula, whom nature seems to have produced so as to show the effects of combining the extremes of vice and power, spent 10 million sesterces on a single dinner; although assisted by the ingenuity of all his companions, he had difficulty finding a way to turn the tribute of three provinces into that one dinner. What wretches, whose palates are only excited by expensive dishes! It is not the dishes exquisite flavour nor their appeal to the taste which makes them expensive, it is their rarity and the difficulty in obtaining them... I should like to ask these people: "why launch your ships? Why arm your hand against both wild beasts and your fellow men? Why rush to and fro in such a frenzy? Why pile up riches upon riches? Will you not give a thought to how puny your bodies are? Is it not madness and the most extreme delusion to desire so much when you can hold so little?" Seneca
>>33284538 >I.4.5 (House of the Citharist; below a drawing of a man with a large nose); 2375: Amplicatus, I know that Icarus is buggering you. Salvius wrote this. >Drawing of a man with a large nose They knew
>>33286075 >As regards which trades and other means of livelihood are to be considered proper for a gentleman and which are to be considered sordid, here is the conventional wisdom. First of all, those occupations which make people dislike a man are frowned upon: for example, tax collecting and money lending. The occupation of any hired workman is unworthy of a gentleman, for it involves selling labor, not skill. A hired workman'a payment is just recompense for slavery. Those who buy from merchants for immediate retail sale are also thought to be vulgar, for they cannot make a profit without telling lies, and there is nothing more shameful than deceit. All craftsmen engage in a vulgar occupation, for there can be nothing refined about a workshop. The least respectable occupations are those which cater to sensual pleasures: "fishmongers, butchers, cooks, sellers of poultry, fishermen," as Terrence says. You may wish to add perfumers, dancers, the whole performing troupe. Professions which require greater intelligence or which are particularly beneficial-for example, medicine, architecture, teaching the liberal arts-these are respectable for those whose social class makes them suitable. Trade is to be thought vulgar, if on a small scale. If, however, it is on a large scale, importing many different wares from many different places and distributing them to many people without deceit, it is not to be much disparaged. Such business actually deserves strong commendation if those who engage in it, when they are not gorged but satisfied with their profits, make their way from the harbour to an estate in the country, just as they have often made their way from the deep sea into the harbour. But, of all the ways to make a living, nothing is better, nothing is more productive, nothing sweeter, nothing more worthy of a free man than agriculture.
>>33285257 Unfortunately, the country that came the closest in recent history to ancient Rome made slavery illegal over 100 years ago, as did all of Rome's other offspring, some even before Rome 2.0 did.
>>33284538 This literally makes you think that it's the common man who is vulgar while it's the intellectuals and the religious sages who have lead temperate lives. This is why Christianity often tells us that as the salt and light of the world, we are to teach and guide the flock rather than leave them to their own devices.
>>33286641 >That mosaic You has got to be joking. You expect ME to believe there is an ash that will turn men into stone, let alone the glorious Pompeii? Not even the oracle could concoct such a tail in her fit of madness!
>>33286601 Oy vey I sure hope those Romans help us quill our Christian rebellion so we can become an independant state again and start babyfucking. If we didn't have Rome on our side now 80 years after the founding of the empire it would be another Shoah! I'm sure glad that filthy dog is dead so we can keep our shekels!
>>33284538 >II.7 (gladiator barracks); 8767: Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here. The women did not know of his presence. Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion.
He checked his privilege
>V.1.26 (House of Caecilius Iucundus); 4091: Whoever loves, let him flourish. Let him perish who knows not love. Let him perish twice over whoever forbids love.
The deepness is deep here.
>V.1.26 (peristyle of the House of Caecilius Iucundus); 4087: Staphylus was here with Quieta. >V.3.9 (House of Cosmus and Epidia; right of the door); 6702: Aufidius was here. Goodbye.
We haven't changed one bit. I wrote the same shit in school.
>VI.14.43 (atrium of a House of the Large Brothel); 1520: Blondie has taught me to hate dark-haired girls. I shall hat them, if I can, but I wouldn’t mind loving them. Pompeian Venus Fisica wrote this. My sides.
>VI.14.20 (House of Orpheus); 4523: I have buggered men Ancient trap thread detected.
>VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1863: Take hold of your servant girl whenever you want to; it’s your right Based as fuck. I like this dude.
>VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1864: Samius to Cornelius: go hang yourself! An hero thread detected,
>III.5.3 (on the wall in the street); 8898: Theophilus, don’t perform oral sex on girls against the city wall like a dog Theophilus confirmed for being based to the max.
This has reaffirmed my belief. We're reincarnated. This truly is ancient 4chan.
>>33286765 Oy vey legionnaire anon! surely you do not want a boring Latin woman! Look at this fine Celtic i acquired from Hibernia! Or if that fiery hair doesnt do it for you, I have a selection of Numidians!
Only 4 easy payments of 300 denarii! plus interest. But you need not worry about that!
>>33286885 >>>II.7 (gladiator barracks); 8767: Floronius, privileged soldier of the 7th legion, was here. The women did not know of his presence. Only six women came to know, too few for such a stallion.
I saw a Visigoth the other day, he tried to tell me something about worshiping and fucking wolves or something but I lost him and told him what he was, a dirty stinking barbarian. After that he cried and ran away screaming something about muh rape. You know dealing with these guys is just what happens when you put a HORSE on the senate.
>>33286715 It doesn't matter! If they just laid down their arms and accepted roman rule their would be no bloodshed and we could work and setting up a STABLE government, not one that glorifies necromancy and bestiality.
>>33286732 Christians are the new Jews, brother. They pretend to be nice and communal, but they breed like rats and force their faith down your throat. Disgusting.
>>33284538 >I.2.20 (Bar/Brothel of Innulus and Papilio); 3932: Weep, you girls. My penis has given you up. Now it penetrates men’s behinds. Goodbye, wondrous femininity! >VII.12.18-20 (the Lupinare); 2185: On June 15th, Hermeros screwed here with Phileterus and Caphisus. >VIII.2 (in the basilica); 1820: Chie, I hope your hemorrhoids rub together so much that they hurt worse than when they every have before!
Oh man I would have loved to have known these people.
>>33287169 i had a class where we watched all of "Rome" and discussed it and its relation to the real history and such. The prof promised us a suprise the last day of class (which most people traditionally skip)
so I went to the last day of class and the actor who played that guy was sitting with the prof in the lecture hall. He was a pretty friendly guy, told stories, answered questions, made jokes etc..
Quid FUTUO fecit vos iustus stupri quod de me, vos parvi ferreo canis exprimamus? Ego ibo vos scire, vitae sodales vertice meo generi in classe Sigilla, et Ive 'been involved in numerosis occultis populationes Al-Quaeda, et non habeo super CCC confirmata Necat. Sum, exercitati in gorilla militiam et Im summitate pellentesque in tota US armati exercitus. Nihil aliud dicis nisi mihi signum. Pedicabo ego vos et delebo de elegantia, quae numquam visa sunt super terram illam beatam, verbis meis attende in stupri. Te arbitraris hoc impune dicens quod cacas ad me super Penitus? Cogita iterum, fucker. Sicut dicimus sum contingentes occultis meis network of exploratores trans USA et vestra IP est res protaxit vox iam sic te melius praeparant ad tempestas, vermiculus. Tempestate iactatis extergit sicco misellus parvum aliquid vocas vita tua. Vos es stupri mortuis, et hædum. Usquam possum, aliquando et vos non occidat super septingenti viis meis et manibus nudis ultricies. Non solum sum extensive, exercitati in inermes certaminis, sed ego accessum habent ad totius praebiti Civitatum Foederatarum Marine Corps et ego utor is ad eius plenam quatenus ad abstergendas tuam miseram asinus facie continenti vos parvi cacas. Si vos modo potuit sciatur quid profanum retributionem vester parvulus, "ingeniosus" comment erat circa humiliare super vos, maybe tu forsitan tuum tenebant stupri lingua. Attamen neque, non iam pecuniam solvere es tu goddamn ineptus. Ego volo cacas furore totus super vos et mergunt in ea. Vos es stupri mortuis, kiddo.
>The most explicit recorded incidents of public sex involving humans and animals activity are associated with the murderous sadism, torture and rape of the Roman games and circus. Masters reports: "Beasts were specially trained to copulate with women: if the girls or women were unwilling then the animal would attempt rape. A surprising range of creatures was used for such purposes - bulls, giraffes, leopards, cheetahs, wild boar, zebras, stallions, jackasses, huge dogs, apes, etc. The beasts were taught how to copulate with a human being [whether male or female] either via the vagina or via the anus." Representations of scenes from the sexual lives of the gods, such as Pasiphaë and the Bull, were highly popular, often causing extreme suffering, injury or death. On occasion, the more ferocious beasts were permitted to kill and (if desired) devour their victims afterwards. Chimpanzees and mandrills, both in fact ferocious and very powerful species of primate, "made drunk by wine and inflamed by the odor of females of their kind, were loosed upon girls whose genitals had been drenched with the urine of female chimps and mandrills." The victims were often virgins and not infrequently young children. One spectacle is said to have included "a hundred tiny blonde girls being raped simultaneously by a horde of baboons." muh dick
>Battle barbarians across the Rhine for the glory of Rome >Come home after a successful campaign that lasted over a year >daughter says "Dad I want you to meet my new boyfriend Adalwolf. Sure he's germanic, but I love him!
Herculaneum (bar/inn joined to the maritime baths); 10675: Two friends were here. While they were, they had bad service in every way from a guy named Epaphroditus. They threw him out and spent 105 and half sestertii most agreeably on whores.
>>33284324 There is literally NO NEED for yov to have a gladivs or pili! We have the legions to protect vs from Carthage and barbarians. What, do yov think yov shovld be able to have yovr own personal ballistae? We jvst want sensible decrees for assavlt gladii!
>"If all poor men begin to come here and to beg money for their children, individuals will never be satisfied, and the State will be bankrupt. Certainly our ancestors did not grant the privilege of occasionally proposing amendments or of suggesting, in our turn for speaking, something for the general advantage in order that we might in this house increase our private business and property, thereby bringing odium on the Senate and on emperors whether they concede or refuse their bounty. In fact, it is not a request, but an importunity, as utterly unreasonable as it is unforeseen, for a senator, when the house has met on other matters, to rise from his place and, pleading the number and age of his children, put a pressure on the delicacy of the Senate, then transfer the same constraint to myself, and, as it were, break open the exchequer, which, if we exhaust it by improper favouritism, will have to be replenished by crimes. Money was given you, Hortalus, by Augustus, but without solicitation, and not on the condition of its being always given. Otherwise industry will languish and idleness be encouraged, if a man has nothing to fear, nothing to hope from himself, and every one, in utter recklessness, will expect relief from others, thus becoming useless to himself and a burden to me."
Too short. You leave the part out where he stares up into the sky before kneeling down. He takes his final moments in life like a man, and sees an eagle flying over head before he accepts his death with grace.
>>33288637 it was but Egypt should have been portrayed as more Grecophide. At the time of Caesar conquest Aegyptus was a Greco state. (more of a synthesis of greek and Egyptian but whatever). The Egyptian aristocracy was mostly of greek origin and refused to speak egyptian.
One of the most unique trait of Cleapatra was she was one of the few Egyptiant monarchs of Ptolemaic Egypt to know the native language. Though her common tongue would have beem Greek.
>mfw 87% of the people in this thread don't know jack shit about what's going/went on Well this has shaped up to be a perfect model of Imperial Rome. As for Ancient Rome I'm not seeing many general or senators. You faggots couldn't find Arete if it bit you in the ass on the battlefeild Fuck this I'm going to Rhodes
>>33289210 Bullshit. The empire rode the coattails of The Republic all the way to it's grave. Their political practices, tactics, methodology to cultural assimilation, art, war tactics. All of it stemmed from The Republic and everything it had gained and learned. It had smarter philosophers, more stable government, and it didn't over step it's boundaries. They knew their fucking limitations. >The SPQR were led by an imperator Do you even know what it fucking means? The phrase is from the goddamn Republic and is yet again more proof of the empire riding it's coattails
>The year of the consulship of Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus and Publius Licinius Crassus >still believing in Gods Mount Olympus has been climbed and there's literally nothing there. Suddenly believers claim it's more of an ethereal realm than an actual mountain. Fucking pathetic
>>33289626 Prime example of why it was a good thing Mark Antony lost, Romans would have the Decency to not treat someone's head like food, hell even Ancient Egyptians from 1000 years earlier had more respect than that. And no it doesn't matter that that was Cleopatra's brother, they were still both equally strange and the line of the Pharaohs had long since lost it's touch.
>>33292723 it's been worse, and we've pulled through. it's important that we have a sense of our place in history. it's more important that we realize that we aren't, in fact, neo-rome. the future is unwritten, anon.
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