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Old 09-28-2005, 04:36 AM
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Learned something new tonight. I've been watching the HBO Rome series, the latest episode of which has Lucius Vorenus being inducted into the ranks of the Evocati. That was a new term to me, and perhaps to others, so I did a google search, and came up with the following:

EVOCATI

At the request of the commander, certain courageous and experienced soldiers who had earned distinction because of exceptional ability and loyalty, voluntarily re-enlisted for further active duty after their twenty-year retirement. Such men were known as Evocati. They were of course treated with marked consideration and accorded many special privileges, including a mount while on the march and exemption from all fatigue duty. They were given extra pay and could be promoted directly to the grade of centurion. They helped sustain the morale of the troops and were in general held up as models for all enlisted men to follow.

[ September 28, 2005, 01:50: Message edited by: Chris Brantley ]
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:03 AM
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Perhaps a possible extra title for those Fanatici that has stayed on the forum for, say five years, and still participate in discussions. [img]smile.gif[/img]

/Daniel
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Old 09-28-2005, 05:23 PM
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Gregorius

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Old 09-29-2005, 01:32 AM
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Pthomas,

Putting on my best Robert DeNiro voice: "Are you talking to me?"
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Old 09-29-2005, 08:43 PM
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Or a title for those of us who have kept playing the game since 1.0. Bravery in the face of unrelenting Barkerism
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Old 09-30-2005, 12:25 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Gregorius:
Pthomas,

Putting on my best Robert DeNiro voice: "Are you talking to me?"
Your avatar lists your title as EVOCATI, so Chris has already included it, but what the parameters are, I know not.
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Old 09-30-2005, 02:27 PM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chris Brantley:
Learned something new tonight. I've been watching the HBO Rome series...
Wow, we actually learned a new historical tidbit from the television!

-Chris P.
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Old 09-30-2005, 03:07 PM
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In case anyone is under any illusions about titles being bestowed by the Imperator, I can report that they are actually tracked by the UBB Software that supports this board, and are based on the number of user postings. As soon as I learned about the Evocati, I couldn't resist adding it to the list.

0 Foederati
25 Fanatici
100 Evocati
250 Centurion
500 Primus Pilus
750 Prefect
1000 Praetor
1500 Augustus
2000 Propraetor
3000 Tribune
5000 Patrician
7500 Consul
10000 Proconsul
12500 Caesar
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Old 09-30-2005, 06:36 PM
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Dear Chris
I'm glad you added it.
However I thought that this would be an appropriate title for fanatici (all ranks) who achieved:
"their twenty-year" service on this forum [img]smile.gif[/img]
Kind Regards
Derek
(only 15 years to go)

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Old 09-30-2005, 10:23 PM
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Wish the system would let me set it for years of participation...unfortunately, it only works for numbers of posts.
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