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Giulio Cesare spelled wrong!

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Hi everyone, I noticed that you guys wrote “CIVLIO CESARE” on the Giulio Cesare’s stern, on the keel.

I thought it sounded weird, so I asked the Naval Museum in Venice and they confirmed that it’s spelled “GIVLIO CESARE”.

It probably doesn’t seem like a big deal, but the way “ciulio” sounds in Italian is very much like saying “Pismarck”...it’s very weird.

You think you could edit it somehow? It would be awesome!

 

Thank you!

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Hi,

 

after having nine years Latin in school I remember, that the old Romans did not have an "U" in their alphabet.

In all roman inscriptions an "U" is a "V".

 

So seems correct to me.

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Just now, The_Pillager said:

Hi,

 

after having nine years Latin in school I remember, that the old Romans did not have an "U" in their alphabet.

In all roman inscriptions an "U" is a "V".

 

So seems correct to me.

I studied latin too :)

But the “V” is not the issue, it’s the “C”. 

It’s not “Civlio”, it’s “Givlio”.

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22 minutes ago, ColonelPete said:

Take a look at the launching picture of the ship.

WG is right. 

I saw it, though it’s the only picture like that, and it’s before the huge refit done some years later.

Plus I asked a museum! They do that as job, and it’s “Givlio”.

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On 1/12/2017 at 2:53 PM, ColonelPete said:

Take a look at the launching picture of the ship.

WG is right. 

While the difference cannot be easily spotted, since the horizontal trait of the "G" is rather small and short, the first letter of the engraved name was indeed a "G".

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