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Old 13-07-2014, 02:10 AM   #191
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The gens Aemilia, originally written Aimilia, was one of the most ancient patrician houses at Rome. The family was said to have originated in the reign of Numa Pompilius, the 2nd King of Rome, and its members held the highest offices of the state, from the early decades of the Republic to imperial times.. The Aemilii were probably one of the gentes maiores, the most important of the patrician families. Their name was associated with 2 major roads (the Via Aemilia and the Via Aemilia Scauri), an administrative region of Italy, and the Basilica Aemilia at Rome..The oldest stirps of the Aemilii used Mamercus and its diminutive, Mamercinus as cognomina. This family flourished from the earliest period to the time of the Samnite Wars. Several other major branches, including the Papi, Barbulae, Paulli, and Lepidi, date from this period, and may have been descended from the Mamercini. The Aemilii Paulli vanished with the death of Lucius Aemilius Paullus, the conqueror of Macedonia, in 160 BC. His sons, though grown, were adopted into the families of the Fabii Maximi and the Cornelii Scipiones..The family of the Aemilii Lepidi came to prominence at the beginning of the 3rd century BC, and from then to imperial times was one of the most distinguished in the state.. In the first century BC they revived several old names, including the praenomina Mamercus and Paullus, and the cognomina Paullus and Regillus.. The Aemilii Scauri flourished from the beginning of the second century BC to the beginning of the first century AD.. The cognomina Buca and Regillus apparently belonged to short-lived families.. Other surnames are found in imperial times..Several stories were told of the foundation of the Aemilii.. The most familiar was that their ancestor, Mamercus, was the son of Numa Pompilius, who was also claimed as an ancestor of the gentes Pompilia, Pomponia, Calpurnia, and Pinaria. A variation of this account stated that Mamercus was the son of Pythagoras, who was sometimes said to have taught Numa.. However, as Livy observed, this was not possible, as Pythagoras was not born until more than a century after Numa's death, and was still living in the early days Of the Republic...

Emily is a feminine name derived from the Roman feminine name Aemilia.. The Latin name Aemilia in turn may derive from the Latin word aemulus (or from the same root as aemulus), meaning "rival", but this may be a folk etymology..Emily has been a hugely popular name in the English-speaking world, ranking among the most popular names in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.. It held the position for over a decade as the most common name given to girls in the US but fell to 6th place in 2009.. In 2013 it was the 6th most popular name for girls in Australia..Amelia is a female given name. It is a variant of Amalia, derived from the Germanic word amal meaning work', 'industrious' and 'fertile'.. The variant form Amelie is derived from the French equivalent, Amélie. Diminutive forms include Amy, Lia, Mia, Emma, Milly and Mel..Etymologists believe that the name Amelia/Amalia is unrelated to the Latin gens name Aemilia, which was translated into English as Emily.. Equivalents of Aemilia/Emily in romance languages do sound similar to Amelia (e.g. Italian Emilia) but have a different origin from this Germanic name..Saint Amalberga of Maubeuge (also Amalburga, Amalia, or Amelia of Lobbes or Binche) was a Lotharingian saint who lived in the 7th century. She is said to have been the sister or niece of Pippin of Landen and would have married Count Witger, Duke of Lotharingia. In her biography she is presented as the mother of five saints: Emebert, Reineldis, Pharaildis, Ermelindis and Gudula. Amalberga joined the monastic community at Maubeuge Abbey after the birth of her youngest daughter Gudula..Her feast is celebrated on July 10. The translation of her relics from Lobbes to Binche (event of the 15th century) is celebrated on June 10..Amalberga of Maubeuge is not to be confused with the virgin Amalberga of Temse (venerated in Ghent, Temse and Munsterbilzen) who died in 722, and whose feast day is July 10 or October 27..."Emily also Has literary associations, including Emily Dickinson, evoking images of a woman who is both beautiful and smart".. turning water into wine..The ancient male symbol was the blade, it's a basic phallus.. It's still used today on military uniforms..A woman without love wilts like a flower without sun..Lady Di! Lady Di! Renoir!.. Thank you..For bringing me here.. For letting him choose you, Sir Robert.. Meanwhile, at the Sacré Coeur, the nuns are practising their backhand..Bravo! Vive la France!.Ten out of ten!..These are hard times for dreamers...

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