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What kind of houses for poor people - Ancient Greece

What kind of houses did the poor people of Ancient Greece live in?

What were the walls made of - mud? wood?
Were there quarters of the poor in cities or were the poor living in shanty towns outside the walls?

I have seen several books that describe housing but with nice bright red tiles and beautiful inner courtyards with gardens it is clear that these are houses for the well to do.

While it ...
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Attic Revivals

Scribo wrote:
daivid wrote:
Scribo wrote:. Because of this discussions of the past tend to be tainted. For example you get those people acquainting the different registers in the past, the late Roman Attic revival and the modern problem as the same thing. Which is...ludicrous to the extreme.

With the knowledge gained from a quick read of the wikipedia article on Katharevousa I begin to suspect that when you say "ludicrous" it is because the difference between Katharevousa and the ...
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Classical Latin Literature

This is a tremendously broad topic, but perhaps with the linguistic liberty of this forum - in terms of its ability to branch out using translations - it would be rather interesting to discuss a little certain works from differing genres. I'm always on the look-out for various translations on different writers, but it's been some time since I've had the time to sit down with the classics (ordinarily, I spend my time with much ...
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Post "Classical" Literature?

I've had to put "Classical" in quotation marks due to the oddly ephemeral nature of the term. Taken strictly everything before and after the Augustans in Latin is either pre/post classical. Likewise non Athenian Greek literature from when the Macedonians come south.

Yet Greek literature, great Greek literature, would be continuously produced under both the Macedonians and the Romans (under which labels I include the Byzantines, obviously) and Latin would later become a European lingua ...
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the Hellenistic Scientific Revolution?

I recently read Lucio Rosso's The Forgotten Revolution, How Science was Born in 300BC and Why it had to be Reborn

His essential thesis is that the during the Hellenistic Era a modern view of science emerged. He very effective, for instance, demolishes the generalization that all Ancient scientists had no interest in practical applications.

I found his thesis very convincing. A lot of his evidence is however indirect - much of the writing has ...
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Welcome

As requested by Textkitters, we are launching a new board which is broadly titled, "Civilization and Culture of the Greeks and Romans' Thank you to Scribo for agreeing to moderate.

You might notice that this board does not yet have a description. I think it's up to Scribo and the group to define the limits (if at all) of what will be discussed here to their liking. Right out of the gates I'm assuming discussions ...
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