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Roland
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
Was the city named for Caesar's girlfriend Sara?

No.

Saragossa was founded sometime between 25 BC and 12 BC.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in Bonaire today. Tomorrow is Curaçao. Weather has been hot but seas calm. We are in good Pirate waters.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would the Sara part (or Zara) be a corruption of Sulla?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
Would the Sara part (or Zara) be a corruption of Sulla?

No.

The man who founded the city (or swiped it from the locals, depending on your PoV) named it after himself. The biggest change to the name since then has been the dropping of the original first syllable.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Roland wrote:
fleetp wrote:
Was the city named for Caesar's girlfriend Sara?

No.

Saragossa was founded sometime between 25 BC and 12 BC.


So this is circa Auggie's reign, and pre- Popes... No New World, and therefore
no Sargasso Sea.

I still got nothin'... but maybe something Latin or Italian sounding will percolate.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We are in Curaçao today. Will be going to the beach and then stroll around the town and do a bit of hopping. Weather not quite as hot. We had a great time snorkeling in Bonaire and it was easy to imagine a Pirate Haven there. You could sail down to Caracas and knock off a Military Payroll and then sail to Curacao to give the Governor his cut, then sail back to Bonaire and our Pirate Haven to celebrate!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are all so close!

In analyzing the name, you are all trying to divide it Sara-gossa. Instead, try Sar-agossa.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes Sar! Sar Augustus Sar! We have liberated the city from ... um ... its own inhabitants Sar!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps a cavalry officer named Hussar?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
Yes Sar! Sar Augustus Sar! We have liberated the city from ... um ... its own inhabitants Sar!

Mr. Blue wins! Caesar Augustus name the town after himself, calling Caesaraugusta.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those barbarians can't speak proper Latin!

Where is it?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple were all founded in the same year. What year?
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