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Tuesday, May 16

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    As Vestal Virgins were sworn to celibacy for a period of thirty years, this would ensure the line of Numitor had no heirs.
    However, Rhea Silvia conceived and gave birth to the twins Romulus and Remus, claiming that the god Mars had discovered her in the forest and seduced her.
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    a she-wolf (Lupa), who(Lupa)who had just
    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Rhea_Silvia.html
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    volens et potens: willing and able; 4th Army Engineers
    cedant arma togae :Let arms yield to the toga (motto of Wyoming);Cicero, Roman senator; i.e. The military is subordinate to the will of the people
    volition: one's own free will
    cede: to yeild, to give way to; to give up ( territory, money etc)

    Romulus and Remus grew up, had their true lineage revealed to them, kill Amulius, and set out to establish thier own kingdom. But alas, things go neither easily nor well. The brothers cannot agree on anything! They deccide to use augury to settle their disputes. Augury is telling the future ( often through the behavior of animals or entrails or some such thing). This is called taking the auspices.
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Monday, May 15

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    volens et potens: willing and able; 4th Army Engineers
    cedant arma togae :Let arms yield to the toga (motto of Wyoming);Cicero, Roman senator; i.e. The military is subordinate to the will of the people
    volition: one's own free will
    cede: to yeild, to give way to; to give up ( territory, money etc)

    The young son of Aeneas, Ascanius, also known as Iulus, went on to found Alba Longa and the line of Alban kings who filled the chronological gap between the Trojan saga and the traditional founding of Rome in the 8th century BC.
    Toward the end of this line, King Procas was the father of Numitor and Amulius. At Procas' death, Numitor became king of Alba Longa, but Amulius captured him and sent him to prison; he also forced the daughter of Numitor, Rhea Silvia, to become a virgin priestess among the Vestals ( a Vestal Virgin).
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    http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Rhea_Silvia.html
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    volens et potens: willing and able; 4th Army Engineers
    cedant arma togae :Let arms yield to the toga (motto of Wyoming);Cicero, Roman senator; i.e. The military is subordinate to the will of the people
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Thursday, May 11

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    veracity: habitual observance of truth in speech or statement; truthfulness: He was not noted for his veracity.
    proclamation: a public or official announcement; a shouting forth ( pro+clamare): the Emancipation Proclamation
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    founding of RomeRome.
    The young son of Aeneas, Ascanius, also known as Iulus, went on to found Alba Longa
    and the line of Alban kings who filled the chronological gap between the Trojan saga and the traditional founding of Rome in the 8th century BC.
    But, apart from
    legend and myth, what was really going on in Italy in the 9th century or so BC?
    Prior to Rome's dominance on the Italian Peninsula, the most advanced and well known tribe were the ETRUSCANS:
    is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization
    of Romulusancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etruscan_civilization)
    The Etruscan civilization flourished in central Italy between the 8th and 3rd century BC. The culture was renowned in antiquity for its rich mineral resources and as a major Mediterranean trading power. Much of its culture and even history was either obliterated or assimilated into that of its conqueror, Rome. Nevertheless, surviving Etruscan tombs, their contents and their wall paintings, as well as the Roman adoption of certain Etruscan clothing, religious practices, and architecture, are convincing testament to the great prosperity
    and Remussignificant contribution to Mediterranean culture achieved by Italy's first great civilization. (http://www.ancient.eu/Etruscan_Civilization/)
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    The young son of Aeneas, Ascanius, also known as Iulus, went on to found Alba Longa and the line of Alban kings who filled the chronological gap between the Trojan saga and the traditional founding of Rome in the 8th century BC.
    Toward the end of this line, King Procas was the father of Numitor and Amulius. At Procas' death, Numitor became king of Alba Longa, but Amulius captured him and sent him to prison; he also forced the daughter of Numitor, Rhea Silvia, to become a virgin priestess among the Vestals ( a Vestal Virgin).
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Thursday, May 4

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    Virgil incorporates an interesting element of Roman lore into the beginning of the war between the Latins and Trojans. Historically, whenever the Romans prepared to march into battle against an enemy, they would open the Gates of War( the Gates of Janus)—enormous gates of brass and iron that were constructed as a tribute to Mars, the god of war. Opening these gates, they believed themselves to be releasing the Furies, who inflame the hearts of soldiers and drive them into the fray with a passion for death—the polytheistic version of a battle cry. Virgil claims that this tradition already existed in the time of Aeneas. Generally, the king opens the gates, but since Latinus is unwilling—as he has opposed the war from the start—Juno descends to open the gates herself. At this moment, Turnus, whom the Fury Allecto has already infected with bloodlust, gathers his company to march out and confront the Trojans.
    {temple of janus sesterce.jpg} Sesterce with the Temple of Janus
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    Pallas the [[#|arts]]arts of war
    http://www.sparknotes.com/lit/aeneid/section9.rhtml
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    Camilla A queen of the Volsci,whom Vergil calls a "bellatrix", and daughter of Metabus and Casmilla. Her father, who reigned at Privernum, having by his tyranny rendered himself odious to his subjects, was by them expelled from his dominions, and forced to take refuge from their fury in the lonely woods. Here he bred up the infant Camilla, the sole companion of his flight; and, having dedicated her to the service of Diana, he instructed her in the use of the bow and arrow, and accustomed her to the practice of martial and sylvan exercises. She was so remarkable for her swiftness that she is described by the poets as flying over the corn without bending the stalks, and skimming over the surface of the water without wetting her feet. Attended by a train of warriors, she led the Volscians to battle against Aeneas. Many brave chiefs fell by her hand; but she was at length herself killed by a soldier of the name of Aruns, who, from a place of concealment, aimed a javelin at her. Diana, however, who had foreseen this fatal event, had commissioned Opis, one of her nymphs, to avenge the death of Camilla,and Aruns was slain in his flight from the combat by the arrows of the goddess.
    latin library.com
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    can bury thiertheir dead. Aeneas
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    the poor souldsouls languishing without
    Then, at the urging of his fellow Latins, who are a ticked off at this whole situation, Turnus agrees to settle this dispute over Lavina with a duel.
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Tuesday, May 2

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    Meanwhile, Aeneas and his captains are eating on the beach, with fruit spread out on flat, hard loaves of bread. They finish the fruit but are still hungry, so they eat the bread that they have used as tables. Ascanius notes with a laugh that they have indeed eaten their tables, thus fulfilling the Harpies’ curse in a manner less dire than anticipated. Aeneas recognizes that they have arrived at their promised land. The next day, he sends emissaries to King Latinus, requesting a share of the land for the foundation of a new city. Latinus offers territory as well as something extra—mindful of the oracle’s words, he suggests that Aeneas take the hand of Lavinia in matrimony. Latinus recognizes that accepting fate, even if it means that the Trojans will one day rule his kingdom, proves a safer course than resisting destiny.
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    aut viamviam aut inveniam aut
    dux bellorum: a leader of war; a warlord
    Parabellum( parare+bellum): type of semi-automatic gun; also called a Luger; proprietary
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Friday, March 31

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    mortician: one who prepares the dead for burial
    In addition to his father, Anchises, Aeneas has other people dependent upon him as well. He has his son, Ascanius ( aka Iulus), and his men, the closet one to him is Achates...fides Achates. He is Aeneas' faihful friend and confidant. Aeneas, like all classical heros, has to have such a person...Harry and Ron; Luke Skywalker and Hans Solo...etc. It is part of the Hero's Journey, whihc was so very well articulated by Dr. Jospeh Campbell beatae memoriae.
    Ted talk
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Wednesday, March 29

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    sui generis: of its own kind; unique
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    disputandum: about tastertaste there must
    dispute: an argument
    genus: a kind, sort or class
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Friday, February 24

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    delerium tremens: trembling madness; this is an affliction of alcoholics who need a drink, the "dt's"
    b.i.d.: bis in die: twicebellatrix: a day, medical termwoman warrior
    delerious: full of madness
    bisect: to cut in tworebellion: fighting against
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    Amazons: tribe of warrior women
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Thursday, February 23

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    par: equal
    used in golf to suggest a target score for a hole which players attempt to equal; also “below par” meaning not up to the usual standard (of health, achievement)
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