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Auris Arrectibus

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About Auris Arrectibus

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  • Birthday 03/18/1970

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    Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Frisia)
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    - Late Antiquity, Theodosian Dynasty, Galla Placidia
    - Ravenna, Rome, Constantinople
    - Viae, bridges, aquaducts
    - Pompeï area
    - Latin and Greek language
    - Odyssee, Ilias, Aeneis
    - Greek mythology (gods and heroes)
    - European ancestors: Greeks, Etruscans, Romans, Celts, Goths
    - Homer, Plato, Virgilius, Ovidius, Livius, Catullus, Plinius, Orosius, Procopius, Fik Meijer, Asterix
    - Mosaics
    - Hannibal Barca
  1. ToposText is an indexed collection of ancient texts and mapped places relevant the the history and mythology of the ancient Greeks from the Neolithic period up through the 2nd century CE. It was inspired by two decades of exploring Greece by car, foot, or bicycle, and by clumsy efforts to appreciate επί τόπου the relevant information from Pausanias or other primary sources. The development of mobile electronic devices since 2010 has coincided with an increasingly comprehensive assortment of ancient texts available on the internet. Browse for places and select authors and events! Combined with data from Pleiades Project and Travelogues. Url to the Topostext site: http://topostext.org/places.php Have fun, Auris
  2. Scythian Gold Caught in Ukraine Dispute

    Update: Dutch court ruled that the 500 artefacts should be returned to Ukraine, not to Crimean Musea (Amsterdam, 14th december 2016). Russians not satisfied, Crimean musea file an appeal. See: Russia to appeal as Dutch court orders return of Scythian gold to Ukraine Auris
  3. Happy New Year!

    Gelukkig nieuwjaar! Happy new year
  4. Scientists read Herculaneum papyrii without unrolling them

    Much to discover at the Ancient Lives project: The ANCIENT LIVES project mounts images of Greek papyri fragments online and asks volunteers to participate in the work on them. Many of these papyri have remained unstudied since they were discovered more than a century ago. You can help expedite the process of transcription and cataloguing. Our goal is to increase the momentum by which scholars have traditionally identified known and unknown literary texts, and the private documents and letters from Graeco-Roman Egypt. No one pair of eyes can see and read everything. Your results will be tabulated with those of thousands of others' contribution to the same effort. Auris
  5. Greek language on deathwatch?

    Don't forget about the Tower of Babel .... And for the use of another alphabet while texting: That's another kind of language to start with. Using streettalk and abbreviations. Expect we don't use texting in short messages in a couple of years. It's to short and confusing (see Babel) that at the end no one understands the message nor it's context includes any useful information. So you have to send a lot messages to understand what's going on. Or it's referring to anonther text, news, common knowledge or a picture. So, most of it has no additional value, just a statement. Or it's about people being late for an appointment .... So, back to the extinction of different languages ...
  6. Curia Hostilia

    Hi all, Try this one at the Digital Roman Forum: http://dlib.etc.ucla.edu/projects/Forum/reconstructions/CuriaIulia_1 Auris Arrectibus
  7. Roman cooking

    Hi Klingan, A few years ago I visited the site of Glanum in the Provence, France. Nice little restaurant at that site, where they serve "roman dishes". Pretty nice. - video: http://www.kewego.nl/video/iLyROoafJNnt.html - website: taberna romana Maybe these websites with recipes could inspire you: - http://susannaduffy.hubpages.com/hub/ancient-food-rome - http://pass-the-garum.blogspot.nl/ - http://www.coquinaria.nl/english/recipes/02.6histrecept.htm Still, everytime I order vitello tonnato in a Italian restaurant, I'm sure it's a dish with a tuna-sauce that evolved over dthe centuries from roman garum. Recipe in english: http://uktv.co.uk/food/recipe/aid/590653 Don't hesitate to invite me for your dinner-party! Do I have to bring my own cochlearium? Auris Arrectibus
  8. Anyone know where to buy ancient relics/replicas?

    Hi Howard, Maybe you could these guys: http://www.comitatus.net/. They should know were to buy military stuff. For replicas, google for museum shops. Auris aurectibus
  9. Scythian Gold Caught in Ukraine Dispute

    Don't think so. Putin is always focussed on the illustrious past of Russia. He managed to manupilate the public opinion about the economic situation at home as well: Making the peolple think in Europe the situation is even worse. But soon he will realise that a hunrgy crowd is a dangerous crowd. Hope that's before riots starts. Auris
  10. Greek graffiti

    Did some googling: Katapugon is related to anal sex. That didn't surprise me. Giving someone the "middle finger" seems to be a common sign in greek comedies as a invitation to anal sex. This sign is therefore also called the "katapugon". That I didn't knew before: http://1000words1000days.com/2013/06/day-521-the-only-sign-language-most-of-us-know/ Auris Arrectibus
  11. Greek graffiti

    Hi Eupheresthai and Klingan, Etymology of the composed word katapugon (horny) is: kata - downwards, this preposition it gives a direction. pugh - bottom So, if "horny" is not specific enough, I would translate this with something like "ass-focused". Don't know if there is a vulgair best-fit synonym to that. Maybe someone at this forum could help us out? Auris Arrectibus
  12. Scythian Gold Caught in Ukraine Dispute

    Update: The artifacts are still in the Dutch Museum (only 19 pieces are returned to Kiev) in Amsterdam. Artnet: "On November 19, four Crimean museums filed a complaint before an Amsterdam court demanding that the Allard Pierson return their collection." Archeology NewsNetwork: "Four Crimean museums have filed a class action lawsuit in an Amsterdam court seeking the return of a collection of golden Scythian items from Netherlands to Crimea." Ukrainian London: Lecture about Who should keep the Crimean treasures: "The conflict in Ukraine is not something that is happening at the outskirts of Europe. It is the conflict within Europe. Recently Europeans too became victims of Russian aggression – meaning those who died in the MH17 catastrophe. The lecturer himself lost 2 students and 2 university colleagues on that tragic flight.
  13. Saturnalia - tell me about christmas time

    In Holland most people (at least those in my circles) wish each other with: "Fijne feestdagen". Which is literally: "Fine feast-days", for the 25th and 26th of December everybody is free from work and the first of January also. Many people plan the days in between free as well. To stay at home or for a short holiday. Sure, it's all about food at 1st and 2nd christmasday. Most of the time family-reunions (both fun times as complains about stressed situations and forced unsincere friendly behavior). I like it though. Like at Sinterklaas (5th of December), one brings gifts. At new years eve during daytime youngsters already start with fireworks (which me and my cat surely dislike a lot). Because of disturbances and severe accidents with illegal fireworks (missing eyes, hands and even fatal casualties) it's this year only allowed to start at 18.00 and prohibited near hospitals and zoo's. Hope it will be totaly banned next year. So, Fijne Feestdagen everybody! Auris (or maybe "Happy Festivus, for the rest of us"?)
  14. American tourists caught with Pompeii relic

    People who urinate in public in Amsterdam (at doorways) are tourists, who really think they could do anything in this beautiful city of Amsterdam. The media back home, like the movie Eurotrip tells them that, unfortunately. Not very civilized. Locals and City Hall are horrified by these publications, satire or not. Hopelfully this image of the city could be changed soon, because our values are not to live in a public sewer. Sure, just after closing time of the pubs one could see (a local) urinate in a canal. In the middle of the night. No big problem with that in my opionion, although police will fine the ones who do. And that's risky business, anyway. An average of three men every two months won't survive and drown. Police find them weeks or months later with their fly still open. Mostly tourists are the ones who won't survive, the quays are steep and slippery. Antoher annoying trend that does harm to monuments and the nice view: Padlocks on bridges by lovers (again tourists?). Don't know who invented that one. Okay, maybe at expected places like at a railing beneath the supposed balcony of Romeo and Julia in Verona. The railing is put there especially for that purpose. But at 18-th century bridges in Amsterdam? That's stupid. Auris Arrectibus
  15. Roman Provence...

    Hi Artimi, You should. The provence is really nice. My advise: Start at Arles (Arelate) next to the Rhone river. Auris