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I wanted to suggest a name for the Alpha 17 development. Since the next letter in the alphabet after P for Patanjali is Q, I figured that Quintilian would be a suitable name.

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus:

Birth: 35 AD Death: 100 AD

He was a Roman who excelled in rhetoric and advocated moral ideals. He is most well known for opening a school of oratory and rhetoric as well as his famous written work,"institutio oratoria."

You can find out more here- http://www.academia.edu/2778644/The_Life_and_Times_of_Quintilian

(Not exactly in the time frame of 500 BC to 1 BC, but he was a roman so I figured I would post anyway.)

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Made the title more generic

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It's nice if a theme can be found for a certain version, but that's not always the case. And if we find a theme, we only do that near the end of the development period. As we don't know what people will work on for this release.

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If the Seleucid will be officially debuted in this version, I think going with a name related to the Seleucid would be a safe bet.

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Well considering on how active I am, since I will be the only one working on it it's not likely to happen :). I guess this release will more have to do with optimizations and bug fixing.

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I think we won't really be able to use many Non-Roman names. I don't think Greek has "Q" at all. So it'd be quite hard to find a Seleucid related name that starts with "Q".

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I think we won't really be able to use many Non-Roman names. I don't think Greek has "Q" at all. So it'd be quite hard to find a Seleucid related name that starts with "Q".

Maybe we could use a Latin word that designates something related to the Seleucid empire.

Like "quadriga" (chariots drawn by four horses), or "quadrifidus" ("split in four parts", like the Macedonian empire).

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In relation to the Roman fraction the first thing that comes to mind in Quo Vadis. Which was in fact a movie (1951) taking place during the reign of Nero in the 1st century and is fact based.

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Q seems to be a difficult one.

I've found this website with a bunch of Egyptian words. has some Words which could be translated into latin text with a Q instead of a k or cu etc.

anyway

Qa'a : Last pharaoh of the first dynasty

Or: High-roofed reception room in Egyptian houses

Qadesh: Same word as kadesh, just translated differently?

OR: 1) Fortified town in Retenu, site of famous battle

2) Goddess

Qenbet: Some kind of judical court?

Qoseir/Quseir: Port on the Red Sea coast.

Mind, this is the bottom of the barrel, i cant find anything for any other culture. :/

And these are translated from hieroglyphs, which aren't exactly clear.

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How about this?

Quadrivium

- four subjects that included arithmetic, geometry, music, and astronomy. The word is Latin, meaning "the four ways" (or a "place where four roads meet")

Although technically widely used in the Middle Ages, it's form is known during Plato's time, and would be a good focus on 0 A.D.'s social and technological aspects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadrivium

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If the 0ad project is 5 years old.. how about quinquennis (five years old)

Or if we can get campaigns working (unlikely) quotare (to divide into chapters) might be nice.

If we get a morale system in place for the next build, maybe quatefaci/quatefeci (to shake or weaken) would be relevent.

Aaand that's all i could find that would be usable for now.

http://www.latin-dictionary.net/list/letter/q for source.

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Forwarding a suggestion sent in via our contact form on the web site:

To whom it may concern,
I found a Q-word relating to ancient Rome that I feel is appropriate:
Quercus - Latin for "oak tree," specifically they are the oak leaves used in the corona civica, a military honor given to a citizen who saved the life of other citizens or soldiers whilst in battle. Recipients were allowed to enter the Roman Senate, and were required to wear them at public gatherings.
I also wanted to say that I really enjoy this game, and look forward to what subsequent updates will bring. Keep up the great work!
~Jonathan

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Forwarding a suggestion sent in via our contact form on the web site:

Wow. I totally forgot about that word (and after taking latin for years, I should remember it!)

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Maybe the whole letter naming thing will have to come to an end with 'Q' if we can't think up of anything...

Maybe Roman numerals for the Alphas after this? Alpha XVII?

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Does it have to be someone's name?

If not:

qasida, a persian or arabian elegiac poem

Roman names for objects

quadriga, a racing chariot

quaestor, a treasury official

qualus, as wicker basket

quercus, the military crown of oak leaves

quirites, the formal connotation of Roman citizens.

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Quintilis! The FIFTH month of the year until it was later renamed in honor of GAIVS JVLIVS CAESAR!, JULY!
Im not certain, but i think that as the roman calender has changed quite often, it should extend into modern day august.

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