Hail fellow memebers, it has been some time since I have last reviewed my own group, as I have never met any of you. Let me introduce myself, I am the Hand of Nergal. My interests include long walks on the beach, topical subjects, and ruling over hordes of insipid drones...
I am an active duty serviceman and warrior in the service of the great american empire, and from my fascination with all things ancient was inspired to create...this place.
Please, feel free to include art, clips, links, and please, introduce yourselves:hmmm:
For the rest of this month we should wait for the rest of the new members as we introduce ourselves, and then for november I want to host some discussions on ancient cultures and mythology.
For december most of you will probably be celebrating Christmas, but if we can squeeze it in, I have something special planned
Hi, I am interested in the religions and folk lore of late antiquity and the early middle ages from 1st Century A.D. to 10th Century A.D., but I also have love for classical histories too.
Excellent Armatus. The gods salute you...Listen, do you hear that? The raspy voices of the ancients crone; Nergal, awaken the spirits of these Methusalehs so that they may teach us what they know, and what we have forgotten!
Welcome Legio Caesar, aye, lets quaff a draught of ale and toast to the Assyrians, a fine ancient people they were, where might they be now?
Yes Zesus has saved me once from drowning.
Zesus or Jesus?
For the month of November, at least the beginning of the month, I was wondering if we could go over a topic sure to raise some hairs for some of us and serve as a bit of controvery. The topic is this: can we trust ancient authors and historians? As you may have heard, modern historians and experts of the past sometimes caution us and warn us to take all their writings with a grain of salt. They tell us that some are prejudicial, partial, or otherwise wholly inaccurate. I have my own opinions, and Im sure you gents have your own as well. Your thoughts on this?
We need to not trust in too much of what contemporary historians tell us until we've done the work ourselves and read the classical works such as Homer, Herodotus, Pliny, Plutarch, Dido, and many many others. I think a certain level of trust given to those "experts" is ok, but I do not throw the baby out with the bath water until I've had a chance to at least look at the materials.