March 2000 Newsletter -- Page 1
- Text and Photos by Robert Garbisch
(Attention! Listen closely)
Our good emperor, Tiberius 11, sent us a notice of good wishes for success in our reconnaissance of Titus Canyon. It is well that we had his blessings upon our adventure. Legionary Titus Lucretius Aeldred (Douglas Unsworth) has submitted a full report on this patrol.
Here are two more notices sent by our emperor:
POSSUMUS MEMINISSE ET COMMEMORARE DE ALTERO, SICUT EST AEQUUM. HOMINES DE POTESTATE DE ORUM, UNO JESUS CHRIST. HAC FORTUNA FULT DIVINITUS. QUIRITES, QUIN CONFERATIS HOC TANTUM BONI, QUOD OBLATUM EST, ET DATUM VOBIS A INIMORTALIBUS DILS IN CONSERVANDUM ATQUE ARNPLIFICANDURN RE EMPERI ORBIS TERRAC: ROMA. ROMANO POPULO ATQUE ONINIBUS GENTIBUS UNA LEX UNUS VIR UNUS ANMUS UNUS DEUS. MOVEOR ONINIBUS HIS REBUS. CELEBRO!
SENATUS POPULUSQUE ROMANUS
We may remember and commemorate concerning another, as it is proper for men concerning the power of the gods, one Jesus Christ. This good fortune was by divine favour. O Romans, but that you may confer this so great a good blessing which is offered and given to you by the immortal gods for preserving and enlarging the empire of the world: ROME. For the Roman people and for all nations one law, one man, one year, one god. I am moved by all these things. Celebrate.)
Ave Centurio Marcus
Cupio me esse clementem, cupio me nonvideri dissolutum in tantis periculis rei imperii sed jam condemno me ipsum inertiae que nequitae. Hoc ingen pensum! Absque LEGIO X meis praesidiis, cistpdoos. Agos agmis et rovata do ogemtoa vocas centurio Marcus. Tiberius 11
(I desire myself to be mild, I desire myself not to seem lax in so great a danger of the empire but now I condemn my own self of inactivity and of negligence. This enormous task! But for Legio X my garrisons, guards, you perform great and by private diligence devoted centurio Marcus.)
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