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Glossary of Roman army terminology
#16
Salve,<br>
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I will look forward to seeing the Russian version, maybe then I will be able to understand more of your site. There are only very few words in Russian that I can recognise and understand. The Latin terms included between the Cyrillic offer only tantalising glimpses of the content to me.<br>
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One of the problems surrounding artillery terminology, also found with other terms for weapons, is that authors in Antiquity did not apply a standardised vocabulary. Therefore I choose to use the more general term of torsion gun instead of a more detailed definition. Artillery treatises generally seem to classify the various types a bit more precise than those of works of a more general nature. More extensive discussion of these words and their usage in the various sources is planned for the encyclopedia entries. Opening a separate discussion thread on the subject of artillery terminology may be a good idea to exchange references, ideas and interpretations.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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Sander van Dorst <p></p><i></i>
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#17
Sander,<br>
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As always an incredibly useful and unbelievably generous contribution.<br>
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Cheers<br>
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Murray <p>It is an unscrupulous intellect that does not pay Antiquity its due reverence - Erasmus of Rotterdam<br>
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#18
Could duumvir be added to the list Sander? Or is that more of a civil title? <p>Veni Vidi Bibi</p><i></i>
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#19
Salve,<br>
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The <em>duumvir navalis</em> was a military functionary in republican times.<br>
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There are a couple of dozen other terms that need to be added, but that will have to wait some time.<br>
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Regards,<br>
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Sander van Dorst <p></p><i></i>
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#20
One nooblike question, what does "Salve" mean? I see it at the begining of everyones post and I am a newcomer here. Don't rub it in! <p>† In Hoc Signo Vinces †</p><i></i>
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#21
<em>Salve</em> or <em>Salvete</em> means "greetings" or "hello"<br>
<em>Vale</em> means "farewell"<br>
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Jeroen Pelgrom
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