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#4532195 - 07/31/20 09:51 PM Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE)  
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There was no Fw190A-8s flying with the JGs in 1945.
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#4532217 - 08/01/20 09:18 AM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Interesting. Recently completed a FutureLearn course on life in Rome and one on Hadrian's wall. A most fascinating and intriguing society with such extremes of civilised behaviour and technological progress combined with such brutality.
My nearest city is Worcester, named by the Romans as Weogoran ceaster. Weorgoran means people of the winding river, not a Latin term though.



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Originally Posted by BD-123
Interesting. Recently completed a FutureLearn course on life in Rome and one on Hadrian's wall. A most fascinating and intriguing society with such extremes of civilised behaviour and technological progress combined with such brutality.
My nearest city is Worcester, named by the Romans as Weogoran ceaster. Weorgoran means people of the winding river, not a Latin term though.


Neat Map--I'm assuming that it will be interactive eventually?


Speaking of Hadrian's wall, here's my own little bit of Hadrian history. It's an authentic solid silver denarius minted in Rome around 121-124 AD early in Hadrian's rule. It depicts Hadrian on the obverse and the reverse, it shows the emperor shaking hands with Felicitas (Roman Goddess of happiness).

Hadrian was the third of the so-called The Five Good Emperors

As you can see, it's about the size of a US dime--only it's about 50% heavier since it's much thicker due to the high relief of the portrait.

At almost 1900 years, it's the oldest man-made object I have. old_simmer

Hadrian with a beard (worn down a bit)
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Hadrian with the Goddess Felicitas
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#4532347 - 08/02/20 06:34 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I marvel at how such organizational excellence was achieved by a buncha Italians.

#4532381 - 08/03/20 02:47 AM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
A most fascinating and intriguing society with such extremes of civilised behaviour and technological progress combined with such brutality..



So in other words, no different really from modern day societies.


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Originally Posted by Crane Hunter
I marvel at how such organizational excellence was achieved by a buncha Italians.



Modern day Italians bear almost no genetic or cultural similarities with the classical Latins. That's what happens after multiple centuries of war, de-populations and population replacement by the Germanic tribes that invaded after 400 AD.


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#4532740 - 08/05/20 03:12 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I found a link to this artistic project on the Total War forum. An artist by the name of Daniel Voshart used a modern graphic art software program to make color portraits of all of the Roman Emperors by using some 800 existing busts.

Roman Emperor project

Notice how much Vespian (far right top row) looks like former US President Lyndon B. Johnson


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#4532744 - 08/05/20 03:58 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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What? No color visual representations of the famous Consuls like Sulla, Marius or Pompey? The Roman Republic gets no love!

edit: Nero kinda looks like an overweight Dale Earnhardt Jr. biggrin

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#4532749 - 08/05/20 05:09 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Vitellius reminds me of Baron Harkonnen.

Nero looks like a douchebag. That he was one is apropos.


Where's Constantine?

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Originally Posted by Mr_Blastman
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Where's Constantine?



He came after the "Principate" era.


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#4532751 - 08/05/20 05:36 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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Wonder how accurate these images are.


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Originally Posted by Timothy
Wonder how accurate these images are.



The pic for Augustus looks quite accurate to me based on the several sources I've read which all mentioned that he had fair hair and light eyes. I've also seen a few videos from historians who digitally reconstructed his face and it looks very much like the one in Forward Observer's post.


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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Timothy
Wonder how accurate these images are.



The pic for Augustus looks quite accurate to me based on the several sources I've read which all mentioned that he had fair hair and light eyes. I've also seen a few videos from historians who digitally reconstructed his face and it looks very much like the one in Forward Observer's post.



If the statutes / busts these are based on were contemporary I would imagine as well that they're pretty accurate. The "Lyndon Johnson" one is uncanny in resemblance.


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Caligula doesn't look mad or cruel enough.
John Hurt made a brilliant portrayal of this unbalanced and sadistic Emperor in 'I Claudius'.



#4532821 - 08/06/20 12:43 PM Re: Digital Atlas of the Roman Empire (DARE) [Re: KraziKanuK]  
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I really need to re-watch "I Claudius". It's been at least 15 years since I last saw it.

Compared to Hollywood productions it was "low budget" but the cast and writing was absolutely stellar.

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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
I really need to re-watch "I Claudius". It's been at least 15 years since I last saw it.

Compared to Hollywood productions it was "low budget" but the cast and writing was absolutely stellar.


Unfortunately there doesn't seem to be footage available of Caligula's dance from the series. One of the most weird and unsettling scenes I've ever witnessed! smile



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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by Timothy
Wonder how accurate these images are.



The pic for Augustus looks quite accurate to me based on the several sources I've read which all mentioned that he had fair hair and light eyes. I've also seen a few videos from historians who digitally reconstructed his face and it looks very much like the one in Forward Observer's post.


Interesting, I didn't know they had so many. I saw the one found in Pompeii of Trajan, but it was much younger.

https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/e4.../Phoenix/636464479142493555-ROB-7790.jpg

It was amazing exhibit to see.


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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
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rolleyes


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