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Zeus apologizes

Maybe it was inevitable? That is this age of the #MeToo movement, even Zeus would have some regrets looking back? I think he's handled it well, as told in this very clever piece by Prudence Crowther in the January 15, 2018 New York Review of Books.
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Were the degrees cancelled at a caesar's death?

One passage from the Talmud says to wait patiently, because the degrees of the Caesar would be cancelled at his death. Is tgat an historically accurate statement under Roman law?
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Bites of Knowledge: Greek and Roman Antiquities

Salvete,

I have created Bites of Knowledge: Greek and Roman Antiquities a small Javascript-enabled web page providing links to random pages in scanned books (public domain, mostly encyclopaedias) about Greek and Roman antiquities. You can download it from the Download-section of my homepage.

I made it so that I can satisfy my urge for information about this topic, always surprising me with some new tidbit of information. Perhaps others will find it interesting as well. ...
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Macedonia

I spent some time looking into this today for no good reason.

Greece Macedonia: Name dispute draws mass protest in Athens

The man who has focused on one word for 23 years

It seems that manufactured identity based on dubious historical claims is a big deal in some parts of the world. However, getting another group to protest the existence and name of your group is clearly brilliant realpolitik. I can't imagine anything more certain ...
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What was the name of the Spartan education system?

Did the Spartan education system have a specific name in Greek, or how is it usually referred to in English?
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the most essential Ancient Greek text poll

There is a condorcet voting site that allows one to make polls so I have done one
on the most essential Ancient Greek text

https://civs.cs.cornell.edu/cgi-bin/vot ... 16154c1caa
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What's the best English translation of Herodotus?

I tried searching for previous threads about this but didn't find them.

Thanks
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Homeric depiction from the 15th century BCE Pylos?

This NYT article suggests that an agate seal stone picturing a battle scene derives from the same epic sources that Homer was later to use. Debatable, to say the least, but always so intriguing.

“Some scansion problems ‘can be resolved if you restore older forms of Greek which are consistent with the dialect recorded in Linear B documents’” is a really weird formulation, and really made only to show Mycenaean and Homeric connexion.
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women and slaves in late Hellenistic Boeotian Thebes

I have on and off been writing a novel set just a little before the outbreak of the 2nd Punic War. So far the main action has taken place in Phthiotic Thebes (the little one). For the social situation I have assumed it to be pretty similar to Athens and I have filled that picture out with what we know of the slave societies of the US south and the British Caribbean.
Women can only ...
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