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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.


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?


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.
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.
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)
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!
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...)
Xzaren Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
That's great! :)
pookir Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
Linguistic pearl!
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!
Taru-Sama Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! XD
Xzaren Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
Thanks :)
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