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  Topic: All Things Roman
Hatty

Replies: 231
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PostForum: History   Posted: 11:27 am   Subject: All Things Roman
Basically they are claiming CAR(A)=Caratacus famous resister of Romans.
'They' = Tacitus and Dio Cassius

Caratacus's name appears as both Caratacus and Caractacus in manuscripts of Tacitus, and ...
  Topic: All Things Roman
Hatty

Replies: 231
Views: 63875

PostForum: History   Posted: 8:02 am   Subject: All Things Roman
only 20 miles from where it was minted in modern day Silchester - then Calleva - 2,000 years ago.
Reading University, which exhaustively excavated Silchester/Calleva for decades, never mentioned a mi ...
  Topic: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
Hatty

Replies: 2246
Views: 257890

PostForum: British History   Posted: 8:15 pm   Subject: Inventing History : forgery: a great British tradition
The National Portrait Gallery has a painting allegedly of Elizabeth Pepys. 'After John Hayls' they say, as per an entry dated 1666 in Pepys' Diary.

NPG lists the painting as

Elizabeth Pepys
...
  Topic: Forgery: Modus operandi
Hatty

Replies: 349
Views: 51220

PostForum: British History   Posted: 12:58 pm   Subject: Forgery: Modus operandi
The Ricardi family were art forgers who began with a few sherds and moved on to whole jars before constructing a trio of statues, known as the Etruscan Terracotta Warriors

The Etruscan terracotta ...
  Topic: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
Hatty

Replies: 76
Views: 21794

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 5:13 pm   Subject: Recent Archaeological Discoveries
Thanks, Wiles. It's never explained, or considered necessary to explain, how carved features remain so well defined after, allegedly, two thousand years of exposure to the elements, unlike the third f ...
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Hatty

Replies: 2677
Views: 211518

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 8:42 am   Subject: Questions Of The Day
The destablisation of Assad's Syria is particularly useful to the somewhat beleaguered Israeli government. It's unlikely that the land the IDF grabbed in the Golan Heights will be returned to Syria an ...
  Topic: Crying Wolf
Hatty

Replies: 808
Views: 146194

PostForum: Life Sciences   Posted: 7:57 am   Subject: Crying Wolf
Cormorants or rather shags seem to be particularly associated with islands (Shetland, Isle of Man, Iceland, Sark) so there may be a connection between a 'boarding bridge' and a causeway or bridge.
  Topic: Crying Wolf
Hatty

Replies: 808
Views: 146194

PostForum: Life Sciences   Posted: 11:09 pm   Subject: Crying Wolf
Going back to a nagging question about cormorants being 'sea-crows' because they were reportedly known as corvus marinus in Latin, I came across a Wiki article about corvus marinus being a boarding br ...
  Topic: Seven Words
Hatty

Replies: 23
Views: 15814

PostForum: Linguistics   Posted: 3:59 pm   Subject: Seven Words
This notion of Welsh being the aboriginal language of Britain seems to have taken hold thanks to a Welsh antiquarian, Humphrey Llwyd, paraphrasing Geoffrey of Monmouth.

Humphrey Llwyd (1527-1568) ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Hatty

Replies: 1277
Views: 130740

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 4:58 pm   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
I just learned that Maggie Aderin-Pocock, a worthy successor to the venerable Patrick Moore, is dyslexic. For some reason I thought this makes her even more special.
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Hatty

Replies: 2677
Views: 211518

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 5:55 pm   Subject: Questions Of The Day
This political map is better for broad picture purposes perhaps?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0b/Soviet_Caucasus_map.svg/712px-Soviet_Caucasus_map.svg.png
  Topic: Questions Of The Day
Hatty

Replies: 2677
Views: 211518

PostForum: Politics   Posted: 4:27 pm   Subject: Questions Of The Day
Would a map help?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b4/Location_Nagorno-Karabakh2.png/500px-Location_Nagorno-Karabakh2.png
  Topic: Dark Age Obscured
Hatty

Replies: 597
Views: 64075

PostForum: History   Posted: 2:26 pm   Subject: Dark Age Obscured
This mass destruction, judging by the piece, occurred in the space of a hundred years, which is three generations, i.e. within living memory. He's not claiming that every single person in the Middle E ...
  Topic: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Hatty

Replies: 1277
Views: 130740

PostForum: NEW CONCEPTS   Posted: 6:40 pm   Subject: CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Stoppard's plays vary a lot, they tend to be too high-brow for English audiences. 'The Coast of Utopia' is the best play, or rather trilogy, I've ever seen. Next best is 'Arcadia', an earlier, more ac ...
  Topic: Who Built The Stones?
Hatty

Replies: 186
Views: 48826

PostForum: Megalithic   Posted: 10:46 am   Subject: Who Built The Stones?
I could not help but wonder how such words and phrases would enter the language if falconry was, as advertised, merely the plaything of the idle rich
My first impression was some or even most of the ...
 
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