Daily Rome Shot 201

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Kevin Fogarty says:

    OK, ??????? is something about the northwest winds. The other word seems to be something like ??????? which doesn’t make sense. Who knows what the letters stand for? Seems to be a map (of urban districts?) with something running through them (an aquaduct?)

  2. Gregg the Obscure says:

    well, it’s greek to me (and really to everyone given the orthography)

  3. Kevin Fogarty says:

    Well WordPress won’t represent Greek. It seems to be etesai and pauonia

  4. JustaSinner says:

    Didn’t we see this in Raiders of the Lost Ark???

  5. ex seaxe says:

    ?????? is an adjective, in the neuter plural, meaning “lasting a year”

    (seems I can paste into this box!)

  6. ex seaxe says:

    using the conversion box shown below
    meaning “lasting a year”

  7. Andreas says:

    Might I take a stab at this? Is this not a depiction of an obelisk employing the principle of the gnomon; that is, the obelisk acting as a shadowstaff? I believe, Father Z., you described this function of an obelisk at some time in the not-too-distant past. More precisely, might this not be a depiction of the Obelisk of Augustus that one can find on the Via di Campo Marzio?

  8. Andreas: Exactly.

    This is in a wall in the street by the building where, when digging around, they found the obelisk and some of the bronze tags for the sundial.

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