Thanks a lot for welcoming me in the Romana Res Publica!
My name is Paullus Cornelius Gallus. As you may guess from my cognomen I’m a native of Gallia but I live for about 20 years in Helvetia (Raetia) not far away from Augusta Raurica.
My interest for the roman history and also the curiosity brought me here. Before I registered, I had not idea that such a place could exist and I have to admit that I’m quite impress by what you have done here.
In the near future I may be very discreet as I need first to get used to your civilized habits and rules. While surfing here, I’ve realized that my roman knowledge were actually poor and I must brush up a lot (including my english and my latin). Don’t blame me, I’m just a Gaul!
P. Cornelius Gallus
PS: if someone from the Aemilia family could adopt me so I can change my name, I would be eternally grateful.
I’ve no idea why I choose Cornelius when Aemilius would mean so much for me (it’s a « traditional » first and middle name in my family).
Or maybe a Censor can do a little hocus-pocus (see, I start to speak latin!
In the meantime, please call me Gallus rather that Cornelius. Gratias maximas.