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krios : a dagger?

In Crete a Minoan dagger was excavated resembling Gr akinakes which had a ram or lion head on the cross-bar.
A krios battering-ram on a heliopolis tower on wheels had a ram's-head engraved on the triangular points of the device of 5th cent BCE. Sparta had triangular-bladed daggers and Krios was a Laconian seer to a local deity.
Today Crete produces modern daggers named krios which are "traditional" meaning 2 centuries old.
So has anyone ...
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Salvete, amici carissimi.
Ego sum magistra latinae et graecae linguae apud Lyceum italicum.
Hoc forum, ut videtur, est validus: Vobis gratiam reddo, quoniam me acceptastis.
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Greek/Roman "Object of the Day"?


I was wondering whether there is online some sort of "Object of the Day" (or week or month) for Greek/Roman antiquity? Perhaps by some museum or other, presenting an object (image), describing and explaining it, perhaps putting it into a wider context.


Carolus Raeticus
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influence of ancient Greece on China

"Archaeologists say inspiration for the Terracotta Warriors, found at the Tomb of the First Emperor near today's Xian, may have come from Ancient Greece."

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Found: Cambridge Ancient History


I found scanned versions of all 14 books of the series "Cambridge Ancient History" (mostly 2nd edition, but some also of the 3rd and 1st edition). Links can be found ******.


Carolus Raeticus
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Bookshelves of ancient Greeks and Romans

Would wealthy Greeks and Romans put up stacks of bookshelves at home? What would they read during leisure?
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Where to find editions with larger font sizes

In an earlier thread, anphph asked where to find 'critical' editions. http://www.textkit.com/greek-latin-forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=65232. I on the other hand am looking for editions with larger fonts. As an example, I cite the Pleiade edition of the 7 volumes of Proust's Recherche versus the Folio Editions of the same. The Pleiade edition makes my eyes very tired very quickly, but the Folio Edition works okay. (Did I mention that I am old?)
Some of the older editions from ...
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how the latins tell other ppl

I always wonder how the romans, especially the latins, differentiate other people of ethnicity.. even though I myself believe that etnicity or nationality does not mean anything, but if allowed to be curious, approaching a people with a fairer skin than me I will ask whether he is from europe/ america/australia.. likewise if he has an african complexion I would be equally interested..
what will be a factor for the ancients to tell other group? ...
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a big surprise

This came as a big surprise to me when I realized it a few months ago, but there was no racism in the classical world.
Think about it. A Greek only cared whether or not you were Greek. If you weren't Greek, he didn't care what color you were. That's chauvinism, but it isn't racism.
If my memory serves me correctly, when Herodotus is talking about the "long-lived Ethiopians," he doesn't even say they ...
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are the works of moses finley still useful or have they been superseded? i was going to get his book on slavery, and maybe some of his books on ancient economies, but thought i should ask if more recent works on these topics are a better bet. thanks in advance if anyone has an opinion.
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