ROMANUM is the original male Roman-roleplay sim in Second Life, a place and time where men can live the glorious days of the great Roman Empire. All men are welcome to enjoy the pleasures of male bonding in a classic environment - be they gay, bisexual, or straight with occasional bromances.
Life in Romanum is intensive. Besides the daily socializing in different situations around the City, there are several parties weekly, a great opportunity to meet other citizens and the great men of Romanum.
Occasionally, Festivities are celebrated in honor of our Gods or our Imperator, that may include Tournaments, Chariot Races, and Parties. Once a year, we celebrate the grand opening of Romanum in a multi-day celebration.
If you decide to stay with us, you can buy land for your villa, or rent a townhouse or an apartment in one of the insulae. For more information, please visit our Welcome Center Map Floor.
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The Roman Forum (Latin: Forum Romanum, Italian: Foro Romano) is a small, rectanglar forum (plaza) surrounded by the ruins of ancient government buildings at the center of the city of Rome. Citizens of the ancient city referred to this marketplace as the Forum Magnum, or simply the Forum. It was for centuries the center of Roman public life: the site of triumphal processions and elections, venue for public speeches, criminal trials, and gladiatorial matches, and nucleus of commercial affairs. Here statues and monuments commemorated the city's great men. The teeming heart of ancient Rome, it has been called the most celebrated meeting place in the world, and in all history. Located in the small valley between the Palatine and Capitoline Hills, the Forum today is a sprawling ruin of architectural fragments and intermittent archeological excavations attracting numerous sightseers.
Good roleplay means behaving and talking like an authentic Roman citizen of this period, and avoiding concepts related to the 21st century, like Television, Internet or Motor Vehicles. There are always good alternative equivalents available for expressing some of them like Paintings/Mosaics for photographs, The Great Library of Alexandria for Wikipedia or Google, Chariots for Cars, etc.
Living a fantasy life "in character" takes a seriousness of purpose, a dedication to be as real as possible to the character you are playing. Not only for your own enjoyment, but for the enjoyment of those who play with you. You need to use your imagination and creativity to have a truly fulfilling roleplay session.
It is advisable to create your character and elaborate a plausible backstory, including your motivations and purposes. Defining a good story in advance will get you in a more serious mindset when you roleplay. It gives you a context for your own sake as well as those who roleplay with you.
In order to help you with the creation of your character and his background, here are several aspects of the Roman life that you might find useful: