Posted on June 29, 2010 by Afarensis, FCD
I’m not sure what to make of this especially because it is the first I have heard about a code in Plato’s work.
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Posted on February 10, 2010 by Afarensis, FCD
Apropos; of the last paragraph herethere is this discourse on Love by Aristophanes from Plato’s Symposium:
Aristophanes professed to open another vein of discourse; he had a mind to praise Love in another way, unlike that of either Pausanias or Eryximachus. Mankind, he said, judging by their neglect of him, have never, as I think, at all understood the power of Love. For if they had understood him they would surely have built noble temples and altars, and offered solemn sacrifices in his honour; but this is not done, and most certainly ought to be done: since of all the gods he is the best friend of men, the helper and the healer of the ills which are the great impediment to the happiness of the race. I will try to describe his power to you, and you shall teach the rest of the world what I am teaching you.
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Posted on February 4, 2010 by Afarensis, FCD
There is a big kerfluffle over repealing DADT. Republicans are against it, even though the military is for it. One is amused at the split in opinion between the two groups. At any rate, the Wall Street Journal is against it. Says Mackubin Ownes:
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Posted on August 31, 2009 by Afarensis, FCD
Building Rome in a Day from the University of Washington (Hat Tip to Past Thinking). The University of Washington describes the project this away:
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Posted on August 8, 2009 by Afarensis, FCD
Well, it’s new to me anyway. Mostly, the Acropolis and Parthenon are viewed as stunning achievements of Greek art and architecture. Occasionally, Pericles is mentioned along with the propaganda aspects of the two structures. Bill Caraher, at The Archaeology of the Mediterranean World offers another take. The Acropolis and Parthenon as destroyers:
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Posted on February 15, 2009 by
From here which apparently covers a session on imaging techniques.
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Posted on February 3, 2009 by
I have written about this story previously and was wondering if anything new had been discovered. Turns out it has. According to Science Daily evidence of Zeus worship has been found dating back to the Late Helladic:
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