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VVR Graeci et Romani by Xzaren VVR Graeci et Romani by Xzaren
A new "Virtus vere Romana" comic strip! :D
This isn't about special historical persons, but about the cliché of Greeks and Romans.

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Translation:
The difference between Greeks and Romans

Greek: Let's discuss what "place" is.
Roman: Ok! I'll tell you of Rome, and you'll tell me of Athens.

Greek: No, by Jove! It's this way: I'll ask you: What's "place"? And we'll discuss it.
Roman: Which place? The countryside or the town?

Greek: No, it's abput place itself.
Roman: You mean here?

Roman: Are you allright?

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Greeks and Romans understood each other's language, but that doesn't mean that the really *understood* each other.
stereotype Greeks were known to enjoy nothing as much as a nice discussion about scientific or philosophic questions with everybody they met. Stereotype Roman could understand neither this habit nor the questions.

My colleague Anne who is an expert for Ancient Greek language helped me with the Greek translation. :) Thank you so much!
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Jfmam Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Hilarious comic! Good to air some old stereotypes.
Wish I'd held off on reading your translation though. My Latin and Greek are (very) rusty, and this would make a great way to practice. I guess I'll use one of the other comics you've made.
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redwattlebird Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is hilarious xD Ah, the cultural differences between the Greek theoreticians and the Roman pragmatics.
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GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I just asked for an Anient Greek comic on another of yours and here it is... my life is now complete!!
Also, yay ancient stereotypes!

(I know I sound like a 14 years old manga fangirl... I have a latin exam tomorrow and I've been freaking out for stress for months, apologies)
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Xzaren Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Thanks for your lovely comments! I was very happy to read them and glad that there are more fans outside there! :)
Ancient stereotypes are fun.

I hope your exam turned out well!
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GothicBlackAngel Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:)

It did, thanks. I was quite surprised at how easy I found it actually, maybe Cicero was with me xD (even if I had to translate Ovid...)
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
That's great! :)
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pookir Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Linguistic pearl!
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Thank you very much for the faves and all your nice comments! I'm really happy about it!
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Taru-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! XD
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thanks :)
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thefuguestate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha, this pretty much sums up how I see greeks and romans! :)
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Thanks for your comment! Yes, that's the Greek and Roman way of thinking ...
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AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Oh this would be great in a Latin textbook! Well done:clap: My Latin students would get a chuckle out of this, and understand it, too.
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
That's nice! :) Thank you for your comment!
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AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You are welcome:)
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Typthis Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Might be different if it was Seneca. But then it might be hard to stop the guy referring to himself.
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thanks for your comment! :)
Yes, I think you are right.
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AchyJedi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
You are a genius!!!!
This is really wonderful!!!! :D
Hahahahahaha!!!!!!
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Thanks for the comment and for all other comments, of course ^^
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you very much! :) And thank you for the fave too!
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AchyJedi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
You're most welcome!!!
I love your way of show how different are the two forma mentis!!!
:hug:
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Intro71292 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist
It's brilliant, funny and great done.:clap:
I very value it, that you wrote it in Latin and Ancient Greek.:heart:
This Roman is so ignorant.:D
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you for the comment and the fav! :)
But I think the Roman is doing his very best - he is just too fat-headed. =D
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Intro71292 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist
You are welcome.:D
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thank you for the fav and comment! Yes, it's true I fear. =)
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feelthepast Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Student Artist
Ha, that's hilarious! It's so true :XD:
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Thank you very much XD
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Panmiro Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
This is so awesome.
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
Thanks ^^°
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Panmiro Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
'Course
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TheEnlightenment777 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL Instant fave! :D
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thanks for the comment and the fav! :)
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TheEnlightenment777 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh no problem! I love historical catoons and when I saw yours I LOL'ed all over the floor! Great job!
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XanderXVII Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Yeah, nice pic, it understands perfectly romans, who were really pragmatic differently from the greeks.
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
They really are, I think. :) Thanks for your comment!
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Taiyama Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I love you forever for this because it's SO DAMN ACCURATE. The best modern-day equivalent I can think of would be the stereotypes of France and America. Greece was all "Fffff Brutish uncivilized Romans!" and Rome was all "Fffff Shifty Artsy-fartsy pansy Greeks!"

Anyway, history nerdgasm over, I believe I shall favorite this lovely piece of art.
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thank you very much for your comment. I had to laugh so hard when I read your description of Greeks/Romans in each others mind. It's really all too often that way. :D
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Taiyama Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thanks. I tried to be funny with that one; glad I got a laugh out of it.
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oOAthenaOo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol I remember my latin teacher going on and on about this xD
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Really? I've never learnt about that in school. :(
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oOAthenaOo Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she digressed easily :XD:
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Hoggypare Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is the best one so far :D
And you really hit the spot!
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thank you very much! :D
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Hunkapi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*giggles* OMG, that's a real quintessence of the stereotypes! Too funny!
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Thank you ^^
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CSupernova Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
:rofl: Oh mein Gott, das ist soooo herrlich!!! :D :rofl:

Diese schrecklichen Philosophen! Dazu fällt mir nur eins ein: Greaca sunt non leguntur. :no:
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Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Hihi! Danke, hat auch viel Spaß gemacht.
Von wem ist denn der Satz? Cato? :D

Danke auch für den Fav!
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CSupernova Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Es hat keinen Autor. Ich denke, es ist ein allgemeiner Spruch :D
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Siberianchan Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
Bwahahahahaha! This is SO true!
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:iconxzaren:
Xzaren Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
I fear it is =)
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