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Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby daivid » Sat Feb 16, 2013 2:17 pm

Can anyone recommend any forums like Textkit but dealing with Ancient Greek history and culture rather than the language?
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby pster » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:14 pm

Much broader, but some good stuff:

http://www.histoire-pour-tous.fr/

Dig down and you get to:

http://www.histoire-pour-tous.fr/forum/ ... e-f19.html
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby daivid » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:34 pm

pster wrote:Much broader, but some good stuff:

http://www.histoire-pour-tous.fr/

Dig down and you get to:

http://www.histoire-pour-tous.fr/forum/ ... e-f19.html


I understand French well enough to read the tittles of the threads and to see that
were I really able to understand French this would be an ideal forum - but not well
enough to read the content of the posts.

Nonetheless, thanks for the pointer.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby daivid » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:04 pm

If after a month there is only one suggestion and even that one is not an English language forum it
suggests that there are not many good forums out there.

Might an Ancient Greek history and culture forum be added here?
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Scribo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 3:20 pm

Well there are some out there, full of idiots, nothing like the quality of the French forum. I don't know if we need another sub-forum here, but I certainly don't see why people here shouldn't discuss history and culture. I'd actually bet an OCT that conversation about such things with people from here would be much, much, more interesting, entertaining and profitable with the usual kinds who hang about such fora.

Go for it.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby demetri » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Here is one:

http://historum.com/

But as Scribo notes, it IS the Internet where peers and peer review do not mean the same thing. :)

There are other more specific, I'm sure.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:08 pm

We can create a sub-forum here, that is is someone is willing to moderate ;-)
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Scribo » Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:49 pm

I'm more than happy to moderate in general.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:01 pm

Scribo wrote:I'm more than happy to moderate in general.


That's super, Scribo. I'd contribute to the forum.

Pster—good call on the French "history for all" forum, too. I am checking it out now—good site!
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Fri Mar 15, 2013 5:51 pm

Sounds good. Does it mean anything that we are making this decision on the Ides of March? :-)

I'll PM you and together we'll setup the board and get you mod privs.

thanks,
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby demetri » Sat Mar 16, 2013 12:23 pm

The more I think about this proposed sub-forum here the more I like it. I tire of the sometimes almost mindless jingoistic nationalism sometimes displayed on other history forum venues. It will be interesting reading the opinions of those closer connected to sources such as I assume we have here.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Bart » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:40 am

Maybe not quite what the OP is looking for, but nevertheless: on Librarything (a book cataloguing site) there is an interesting and active Ancient History group.

http://www.librarything.nl/groups/ancienthistory
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:46 am

Jeff Tirey wrote:We can create a sub-forum here, that is is someone is willing to moderate ;-)


When does this sub-forum open? I have never been to a sub-forum opening. Does the mayor come and cut a red ribbon and are prizes and balloons given away at the opening?

I am going to be first in line because I want to be in the pictures with the celebrities who show up. Instead of Kim Kardashian and Kanye it's rumored whiteoctave and Episcopus will be there.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby edonnelly » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:53 am

There just happens to be a free coursera course starting this week called The Ancient Greeks:

http://www.coursera.org/course/ancientgreeks

I've never done a coursera course before, but I've heard a lot about them. The nice thing is that they are entirely free and that they are taught by university professors. The teaching is done through video lectures.

About the Course
This course is a survey of ancient Greek history, covering the roughly 13 centuries that extended from the Minoan / Mycenaean Bronze Age (ca. 1800-1200 BCE) down to the death of Socrates in 399 BCE. Along with studying the most important events and personalities, we will consider broader issues such as political and cultural values and methods of historical interpretation.
Some of the topics we will cover include: relations between the Greeks and their neighbors to the East; Homer and the heroic ideal; the development of the type of community called the "polis"; the diffusion of Greek civilization from Southern Italy to the shores of the Black Sea; gods and mortals in myth, religion and ritual; the roles of women; Athenian drama; the treatment of slaves and foreigners; and the birth and evolution of democracy. We will strive to get as full an understanding as we can of this extraordinary, and extraordinarily influential, society.

Almost all the reading assignments are from ancient sources in translation. No previous knowledge of ancient history is assumed.
The lists:
G'Oogle and the Internet Pharrchive - 1100 or so free Latin and Greek books.
DownLOEBables - Free books from the Loeb Classical Library
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:37 pm

edonnelly wrote:There just happens to be a free coursera course starting this week called The Ancient Greeks


Good call. I have enjoyed the "open university" style classes. Yale has a good selection. The internet is grand, innit?

Are you coming to the sub-forum opening, edonnelly? I hear cweb255 and whiteoctave are going to have an MMA style cage fight there. It'll be fun.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:01 pm

Osterdeich wrote:When does this sub-forum open? I have never been to a sub-forum opening. Does the mayor come and cut a red ribbon and are prizes and balloons given away at the opening?

I am going to be first in line because I want to be in the pictures with the celebrities who show up. Instead of Kim Kardashian and Kanye it's rumored whiteoctave and Episcopus will be there.


:-) It's opening now.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:05 pm

Yay! But it says I don't have the required permissions. Does the moderator have to "break it in" ? :(
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby edonnelly » Tue Mar 19, 2013 2:07 pm

Osterdeich wrote:Are you coming to the sub-forum opening, edonnelly? I hear cweb255 and whiteoctave are going to have an MMA style cage fight there. It'll be fun.


I couldn't possibly miss that!
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby demetri » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:43 pm

Jeff Tirey wrote:
Osterdeich wrote:When does this sub-forum open? I have never been to a sub-forum opening. Does the mayor come and cut a red ribbon and are prizes and balloons given away at the opening?

I am going to be first in line because I want to be in the pictures with the celebrities who show up. Instead of Kim Kardashian and Kanye it's rumored whiteoctave and Episcopus will be there.


:-) It's opening now.



"Permissions" for the new board?
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:10 pm

demetri wrote:"Permissions" for the new board?


Outside the forum we can hear the games beginning, but the seats are all empty. Jeff and the mayor of Strongsville—the honorable Jimmy James—are cutting the ribbon and dedicating the new forum to us—we devoted fans of ancient history. But we stand outside shivering with our tickets in hand, patient and eager for the six days of celebrations that will commence upon the opening. For days I have read and reread Dickey's Ancient Greek Scholarhip, even as the rains pelt us yet again.

Annis is reciting Hesiod in his loudest voice. Scribo is holding his golden moderator key above his crowd, imploring them to raise their voices so that the gatekeeper hears us and raises the drawbridge over the moat. Alas, is that Chad on a pegasus riding in from Australia in the distance?

If only we had the proper "permissions"…
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby daivid » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:42 pm

Osterdeich wrote:Outside the forum we can hear the games beginning, but the seats are all empty. Jeff and the mayor of Strongsville—the honorable Jimmy James—are cutting the ribbon and dedicating the new forum to us—we devoted fans of ancient history. But we stand outside shivering with our tickets in hand, patient and eager for the six days of celebrations that will commence upon the opening.
<snip>
If only we had the proper "permissions"…


Not giving us the proper permissions is a cunning ploy to build the excitement. :-)
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Osterdeich » Tue Mar 19, 2013 11:47 pm

daivid wrote:Not giving us the proper permissions is a cunning ploy to build the excitement. :-)


Good point, daivid! :lol:
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby Jeff Tirey » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:06 pm

LOL - yeah, I'm always messing something up. I *should* have the correct forum permissions now. If you can't access it - somebody please PM me.
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Re: Ancient Greek history forums?

Postby CanadianGirl » Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:58 pm

This is something i'm interested in too. I'll post some stuff when i can. Regards.
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