Yes, quite a few, actually. Here you can access the edited and annotated results on querying the Internet for the name 'Sillius' (last updated: 2006-12-08)
- No, we are not Romans
- Yes, we are Womans
- But then again ... !? (a 106 thanks to Manu!)
- 'Sillius' in a Byzantine encyclopaedia
- 'Sillius' in Latinian Brescia (a 106 thanks to Manu!)
- 'Sillius' in Middle English
- 'Sillius' in Shakespearean drama
- 'Sillius' and spelling
- Foreign Tongues
- 'Sillius' on film and video
- 'Sillius' in song titles
- Our own beer!
- Our own Nintendo game!
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When feeding internet search engines with the name 'Sillius' you will definitely come accross the name of Sillius Domitius, living in the ... century b.c. in the Roman Empire. He is one of the ancestors of ....
Those of you who seriously believe the present day clan of Sillius's can be traced back to this origin are likely to believe anything, for instance that ...
... Sillius Soddus was a well known Roman citizen. Yeah, no way. Sillius Soddus is a fake name used by the character Pontius Pilate in the movie The Life of Brian made by the Monty Pythons Flying Circus team. For those of you who are interested in a full transcription of that hilarious scene, please click here.
See what I came across in some German university database on Latin inscriptions:
Since my latin is a bit rusty (quamquam Latinum ad scholam habebam) I asked the world - i.e.: a classically scholared person - to help me out with a translation. And guess what: the polyglottal Manuela Sillius has taken up this challenge and she has delivered the following translation in German:
Thanks a lot for your help, Manu!
The name 'Sillius' is also mentioned in the Suda, an ancient Byzantine encyclopaedia. The website says:
This is the actual line in the encycplopaedia where 'Sillius' is mentioned:
Wow! Sillius = Homer. Now that's a nice thought.
It's a small step from the Roman Empire to present day Italy. This is what I came across on a site on some holiday resort in Italy (Darfo Boario Terme).
I know that terme means something like a 'natural hot water pool', but - once again - it was Manuela Sillius who provided us with a translation of the Italian source text into German:
We don't have to pay for this translation, do we, Manuela?
More and more libraries are publishing ancient and medieval text sources on their internet sites. So it should come to no surprise that you might stumble accross the name 'Sillius' in some of these sources. This is one of them (the text is in Middle English):
It's just a small step from Middle English to the English of William Shakespeare. In one of his drama's entitled Anthony and Cleopatra we come across the following passage in Act 3, scene 1:
For those of you eager to do some genealogical research on the name 'Sillius': be prepared for confusion on the spelling of our surname. Digging from my own experience I have compiled this list of misspellings of our surname:
So for all Sillius's around the world: whenever you want some some pencil pusher to spell our surname correctly, use one of the following spelling alfabets:
Ever wondered what 'Sillius' would sound like in a foreign tongue?
They haven't made their way to Hollywood yet, they even haven't made their way to the Australian version of Hollywood yet: the Plafjae video production group from around Wollongong and Sydney, Australia. All for the better, because their artistical independence would be at risk and video productions like Cassius Sillius could not be made anymore! This is how they present themselves:
If you can, visit the Plafjae video productions website. Since internet connections with 'down under' can be slow at times, I have mirrored a freely available excerpt of their Cassius Sillius video production on my server: get the excerpt (size: 1.0Mb; format: *.mov: duration: 10 secs).
By the way, Aussies: the Sydney Olympic Games were great and so is Kylie. And I love all those ...gong words: although I'm from Holland I know what a wobbegong is and back in the seventies I favoured tennis player Yvonne Goolagong far more than that stuckup tart Chris Evert.
A one-man band called Roostarr (based in Northlake, Illinois) has choosen to name one of his songs Sillius Dopamine. On the website artists.mp3.com you can download this song, or you could even buy it on Cd (CD-title: Who should it be?). Here is a short song description:
This is what Roostarr says about this song:
We Sillius's even have our own beer: Sillius Soddus (well, sort of, at least). This is from a list of beers compiled for the Tremendous Tenth Doncaster Beer Festival:
|Brewery||Location||Beer Name||% ABV||Style|
|King & Smart||Market Rasen||Sillius Soddus||3.8 % ABV||Bitter|
If someone can get a hold of a bottle: send in a picture. Better still: send in a bottle!
We Sillius's even have a Nintendo game named after us: "Journey to Sillius". If someone has a screenshot available of the title screen of this game, do send it in!
Got some trivia yourselves, fellow Sillius's? Mail them and I will publish them on this website, the One&Only Offical Sillius Webring.