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PostPosted: 17 Mar 2015 9:04 pm 
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Caelum wrote:
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Father, you seem to be good at rooting out historical references. Can you source the piece that Livy wrote, saying that in 209 BCE military commander, Hannibal, had made a sacrifice at the Oracle of the Dead near Avernus? If this location was the later pseudo grotto right on the edge of Avernus, the 'Grotta della Sibilla', would he not have said "At Avernus". In any case the pseudo grotto is all Roman masonry, no Greek blockwork, as is found at Baia.

The reference is pretty slim - it's in Livy 24 -12:

"Leaving his Numidians and Spaniards to protect the camp and Capua at the same time, he descended with the rest of his army to Lake Avernus, ostensibly for the purpose of offering sacrifice, but really to make an attempt on Puteoli and the garrison there."

It was 214 BCE incidentally.


Thanks for rooting that out for me father. Again very circumstantial.


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PostPosted: 01 Apr 2015 4:34 pm 
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Baia Update: In a surprising development today, site superintendent Massimo Daneri announced that the long debated Baia tunnel system had in fact served as a teen clubhouse. He stated "we thought it might be an Oracle of the Dead, but it turns out it was built by a large group of industrious teen boys! As soon as we found the cigarettes and porn magazines, we just knew."

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PostPosted: 04 Apr 2015 7:38 pm 
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Caelum wrote:
Baia Update: In a surprising development today, site superintendent Massimo Daneri announced that the long debated Baia tunnel system had in fact served as a teen clubhouse. He stated "we thought it might be an Oracle of the Dead, but it turns out it was built by a large group of industrious teen boys! As soon as we found the cigarettes and porn magazines, we just knew."

Does Dr. Talamo know Massimo Daneri has stolen his job?


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