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Old Nov 12th 2008, 03:45 PM
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Perfectly acceptable under our "24 hour rule". That means that if someone who's turn it is doesn't post a new challenge for any Forum Game within 24 hours, others may step in an offer a new one.


I'll venture Cologne as my guess. Founded as a Roman fortress at an important frontier river crossing.
Very good guess ... your're close.

But the emphasis is on "city" here. This town was the first one to become acknowledged as a city by the Romans in the area of today's Germany. It's Latin name consists of the name of a famous Roman emperor and the name of the resident tribe. A tribe that has been more successful than most other tribes mentioned in "De Bello Gallico" by cooperating with the Romans. The current name of the still existing city has dropped one part of the name .... but is still similar to the other part of the original Roman name.
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Old Nov 12th 2008, 04:19 PM
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Very good guess ... your're close.

But the emphasis is on "city" here. This town was the first one to become acknowledged as a city by the Romans in the area of today's Germany. It's Latin name consists of the name of a famous Roman emperor and the name of the resident tribe. A tribe that has been more successful than most other tribes mentioned in "De Bello Gallico" by cooperating with the Romans. The current name of the still existing city has dropped one part of the name .... but is still similar to the other part of the original Roman name.
Your clues confuse me now.

I originally was going to guess Trier (which is close to Cologne) but your clues seem to point at Augsburg (obviously named for Augustus - in the land of the Batavians - suppliers of auxillary cavalry to the Romans) - but is NOT geographically close to Cologne.

So, I'm guessing Augsburg.
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Old Nov 12th 2008, 08:55 PM
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Your clues confuse me now.

I originally was going to guess Trier (which is close to Cologne) but your clues seem to point at Augsburg (obviously named for Augustus - in the land of the Batavians - suppliers of auxillary cavalry to the Romans) - but is NOT geographically close to Cologne.

So, I'm guessing Augsburg.
You're getting even better. You even got the right Emperor .... but the wrong tribe. And the part of the name that survived perhaps wasn't the name of Mr. Augustus.
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Old Nov 13th 2008, 08:12 PM
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You "almost" had it right.

The original name was "Augusta Treverorum" .... and the name today is still similar, though obviously not identical, to the second part of the name.
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You "almost" had it right.

The original name was "Augusta Treverorum" .... and the name today is still similar, though obviously not identical, to the second part of the name.
Trier then! I've always known so little about that city.
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Old Nov 14th 2008, 02:40 AM
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Trier then! I've always known so little about that city.
Correct.

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

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Trier (French: Trèves; Luxembourgish: Tréier; Latin: Augusta Treverorum) is a city in Germany on the banks of the Moselle River. It is the oldest city in Germany, founded in or before 16 BC.[1] Trier is not the only city claiming to be Germany's oldest, but it is the only one that bases this assertion on having the longest history as a city, as opposed to a mere settlement or army camp.
And Karl Marx was from Trier.



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Old Nov 14th 2008, 07:04 PM
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Wow - awesome pix! And I didn't know Herr Karl was from Trier. Do they have any tacky tourist traps there for him (Marx's boyhood home, or favorite pub)?

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Anyway, here's our next city challenge:

This major European city was founded by Celtic peoples and was subsequently conquered or controled by Romans, Visigoths, Huns, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Franks, Germans, Spanish, French and Austrian rulers at one time or another.
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Old Nov 16th 2008, 01:10 PM
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Wow - awesome pix! And I didn't know Herr Karl was from Trier. Do they have any tacky tourist traps there for him (Marx's boyhood home, or favorite pub)?

Of course .... http://www.fes.de/marx/index_e.htm

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This major European city was founded by Celtic peoples and was subsequently conquered or controled by Romans, Visigoths, Huns, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, Franks, Germans, Spanish, French and Austrian rulers at one time or another.
My first idea was Trieste .... it's not really a major city, though.
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 09:38 AM
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My first idea was Trieste .... it's not really a major city, though.
Hmmm... that's a good guess.

The city I'm looking for is much larger - a major city (over 1million pop).
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Old Nov 17th 2008, 03:05 PM
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To have that vast of a cast of occupiers I'm going to guess something more central in Eurasia. My guess is Budapest.
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