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    Hi all,

    First of all, I'm unbelievably impressed with how incredibly this mod has transformed the original Rome Total War into a completely new experience. I'm shocked and amazed, After faintly hearing about it during the early stages when the game was just out and only finding out about it now. You can clearly see the love and devotion the team and other contributors put into it!


    Now, what I wanted to ask is: I like the load screen quotes. Is there a list of these somewhere in the EB data folders? Thanks if you'll help me by pointing it out.

    Lots of love from a thankful fan

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    There is, I know because I managed to track it down once. But I'm so lazy I can just confirm there is such a file ;)

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    Default Re: EB load screen Quotes

    EB/data/text/quotes.txt

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    Quote Originally Posted by bovi
    EB/data/text/quotes.txt
    Yes, but where are the ORIGINALS? Meaning, the Latin and (old-) Greek quotes ..., even if I'm not current in both languages, I'd like to look at them.
    Towards the end of the book, the Moties quote an old story from Herodotus:

    "Once there was a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: In one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns."
    "The other prisoners watched the thief singing to the horse and laughed. 'You will not succeed,' they told him. 'No one can.' To which the thief replied, 'I have a year, and who knows what will happen in that time. The king might die. The horse might die. I might die. And perhaps the horse will learn to sing.'"

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    No idea.

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    You could probably find them at http://www.perseus.tufts.edu

    Beware though, that website is painfully slow.

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    Hmm, ... I have the impression that I pointed my question in a misunderstoodable fashion. What I meant was, where are the Latin/Greek quotes from the load-screens hidden? In that txt-file, I found the english translation, say "I came, saw and won" but not "Veni, vidi, vici".

    Sorry, but English/American's not my mother-language/tongue.
    Last edited by Treverer; 08-01-2007 at 09:00.
    Towards the end of the book, the Moties quote an old story from Herodotus:

    "Once there was a thief who was to be executed. As he was taken away he made a bargain with the king: In one year he would teach the king's favorite horse to sing hymns."
    "The other prisoners watched the thief singing to the horse and laughed. 'You will not succeed,' they told him. 'No one can.' To which the thief replied, 'I have a year, and who knows what will happen in that time. The king might die. The horse might die. I might die. And perhaps the horse will learn to sing.'"

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    Except for those where the original and the translation are combined, you will not find this in the EB files. You can try the site Abou mentioned.

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    It has been tried to put the original Ancient Greek text but what you saw was something like...")Q*(#$&)@(*$&)#@(*$&)" and so to avoid further... we stuck to english.


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    Hello,

    I hate to ask, but it seems that three of my EB 1.2 text files have mulfunctioned

    Quotes
    Descr_quotes_lookup
    Descr_transition_screen

    Would any of you know a place which i could get the oiriginals to overwrite them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexoconnel View Post
    Hello,

    I hate to ask, but it seems that three of my EB 1.2 text files have mulfunctioned

    Quotes
    Descr_quotes_lookup
    Descr_transition_screen

    Would any of you know a place which i could get the oiriginals to overwrite them?
    Just download the mod again, install into a new folder, and replace the damaged files with the ones you just downloaded.

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    Default Re: EB load screen Quotes

    @ OP: The quotes project, which Xsamatan linked, provides better source citation for a great many of the quotes - but the inclusion of the original language (usually Greek or Latin, but sometimes Persian and/or Aramaic) was decided on a case-by-case basis, depending on how long the quote was. Even so, there is more Greek and Latin in the new quotes (fully integrated into EB2) than in EB1.
    οἵη περ φύλλων γενεὴ τοίη δὲ καὶ ἀνδρῶν.
    Even as are the generations of leaves, such are the lives of men.
    Glaucus, son of Hippolochus, Illiad, 6.146



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