Decem Optimae Romana

Top 10 Reasons To Live In The Time Of The Caesars
(Decem Optimae Rationum Cur In Aevo Caesarum Vivere Iucundius Esset)

X. Calculus won't be invented for another fifteen hundred years.

IX. When you're late on a rainy day, you can always blame the sundial.

VIII. If you piss off one god, you've still got 600 left.

VII. Actors are treated like dirt.

VI. Athletes who complain about their pay end up in an urn.

V. Criminals who get the death penalty think they got off light.

IV. The likeliest place to find some pushy Christian is inside a lion.

III. The French are an ignorant bunch of servile peasants
living in smelly huts, and the Germans are getting their arses kicked.

II. A healthy diet consists of waiting to see if the food taster dies before having anything to eat.

I. Everyone is always dressed for a toga party.


Salvete Romani et omnes!
(That's Classical Latin for: "Greetings, Romans and everyone!")

This being my first entry to this blog, I want to tell a bit about myself and the purpose of this blog. I am Angelia Silvia Dacia, Virgo Vestalis Maxima of ROMA sim, Second Life. What that means is, I am the Chief Vestal Virgin of our virtual Rome simulation. In Second Life, we have virtual representations of ourselves, called avatars - and this is the role my avatar plays in our digital version of Rome. If what I just said makes no sense at all to you, I urge you to go to and find out what it's all about.

This blog will be for sharing my virtual adventures, there in Second Life, as well as sharing items I think are of interest to those in ROMA, and those interested in ancient cultures in general. Sometimes they may be humourous bits, sometimes news items, and sometimes just because I felt like posting it. (Hey - it's my bloggy and I'll post if I want to. *wink* ) It will also contain my thoughts and ideas about life in ROMA and Second Life in general.

And the point of it all is just to share my love of ROMA, Second Life, and all things ancient. Not a bad deal, right? So read on, Citizen - and travel back to the ancient Empire with me. Rome lives again!

Valete! (Fare well!)
~ A. Silvia Pal. Dacia

On The Nature of Your Hostess...

"The mad prophetic Sibyl you shall find, Dark in a cave, and on a rock reclin'd. She sings the fates, and, in her frantic fits, The notes and names, inscrib'd, to leafs commits." ~ Publius Vergilius Maro, The Aeneid, Book III