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Lovecraft's Roman-Era Characters (Letters and Stories)

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#21 deuce

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Posted 21 April 2016 - 05:00 PM

This can get you started:

https://en.wikipedia.../wiki/Praenomen

 

Ah. Brilliant! Should've been able to find it for myself. Thanks, Wombat.  :D




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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:52 AM

We've forgotten the Romans from Lovecraft's "family tree." Nyarlathotep took human form as "the ancient patrician gens Viburnia of Haec," whose descendants were L. Viburnius Marco, P. Viburnius Marco (legate of the 11th Legion, stationed at Isca Silurum in 103 AD), and Viburnia (whose union with Ghoth the Burrower of the Little People was a "hellish and nameless tragedy").

 

I hadn't forgotten that, just hadn't gotten round to it. Thanks muchly, TMS. :D

 

That diagram also shows that HPL figured the Little People/Worms of the Earth into his own universe.



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 05:14 PM

A letter from HPL to Fritz Leiber:

 

https://www.noosfere...tm/hpl/hpl3.htm

 

The Romano-British names he lists are from real burial stelae, but he does count them as his own fanciful ancestors.





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