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Can you find me some sandals to go with this toga?

AIBU to think that my slaves don't need a day off?

Who is your favourite person in the Forum?

What else?

FairPhyllis Fri 31-Aug-12 19:49:14

Style and beauty:

Oil-cleansing method - what kind of strigil is best?

LineRunner Fri 31-Aug-12 17:27:07

Is your neighbour the one with a seemingly unhealthy interest in his female relatives?

ImNotInsaneMyMotherHadMeTested Fri 31-Aug-12 16:50:48

Oh and he's at it again with the bloody fiddle.

ImNotInsaneMyMotherHadMeTested Fri 31-Aug-12 16:50:32

My next door neighbour plays the violin badly late at night.

It's keeping DD awake, should I put a tablet through the door or get my slave to call around.

Also, today he appears to have had a feast out the back for Saturnalia, and hasn't extinguished the barbeque properly.

It's making my washing smell and the smoke is getting thicker. Should I move or just put up with it?

mamasin Fri 31-Aug-12 16:37:00

WIBU to decline an invitation to eat stuffed dormice at my MILs tomorrow? She has never liked me and since our dd was born has interfered in every way and has given her olives, honey and small birds to eat without my permission. She knows we are struggling at the moment, could she be extending the olive branch right into my face?!
funchum have just finished underpants for my brother - use doubleknit won't you !

Inyourhippyhat Fri 31-Aug-12 16:27:36

No you are not! I am Spartacus!

Allalonenow Fri 31-Aug-12 16:08:51

I've found a shopping list!!
Just spotted it as I was on my way home.
Very neatly written !! Here it is

agnina / caprina Viaticum Panis caseus radices
Ficus / uvae
Cepam
Lac
Fungi
Vinum

Scaphium sciphus. Lemiscus

funchum8am Fri 31-Aug-12 16:02:20

My brother is serving out at the God-forsaken edge of the empire and has sent a tablet saying it's wet and cold and he needs socks and a new cloak. Who's in for knitting some blankets for our brave legionaries in Britannia?

I found out here that DS and his mates have been out carving obscene graffiti around town.

Suitable punishment please?

thecatsminion Fri 31-Aug-12 09:56:45

AIBU to judge my friend for using a wet nurse?

drjohnsonscat Fri 31-Aug-12 09:56:30

I hate Gaul. So full of Gaullists who drive their chariots on the wrong side.

Also my MIL is coming to stay and wants me to take her toga down to the stream to bash it with stones. WWYD?

SpiritInMotionDaddyman Thu 30-Aug-12 17:58:04

What's the Roman version of classics? Neolithic?

Just need to get banned now keema, quick call me a troll! grin

Oh my! <Crosses the Classics box on her MN bingo card>

grin

Awww yay, Keema got classics thread on the basis of my silly autocorrect ipad! grin

caramelwaffle Thu 30-Aug-12 17:11:16

smile

SandyMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 30-Aug-12 13:15:20

Hi there,

We're moving this thread to classics. smile

LineRunnerFlameBurning Wed 29-Aug-12 23:52:32

...because if it's near the AD 79 mark I'd just leg it anyway ...

LineRunnerFlameBurning Wed 29-Aug-12 23:42:36

Allaonenow, What year would be posting from exactly...??

SpiritInMotionDaddyman Wed 29-Aug-12 23:24:32

He has a wife you know...

SirBoobAlot Wed 29-Aug-12 23:22:11

My new neighbor is called Biggus Dickus. I really dislike these new names, what on earth is wrong with traditional ones...

Allalonenow Wed 29-Aug-12 23:07:28

WWYD (sorry long)
I'm so worried about my DH, he is the secretary to a well known politician. He says he has invented a way of writing speech at the speed people speak at!!

I know this impossible, I fear he is losing his mind. He has been under a lot of stress at work lately, with elections and court cases, and I want to help him get through this.

I've taken him to Herculanuim for a relaxing Spa Day, and bought him some scented candles, but to no avail. He still seems distant and withdrawn, I am worried he could be having an affair, but I know he loves me and our child.

So which deity should I consult, and what would be an appropriate sacrifce be? We do not have much money, so BOGOF suggestions would help me.

Livia - is that you?

LineRunnerFlameBurning Wed 29-Aug-12 22:43:20

Kill them.

Maybe send them over some garum? That should destroy help them overcome the stench from the laundry.

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