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TFBT: Pausanias 1.16.1+
  Greg Nagy presented great
insights into  “A sampling of comments on Pausanias: 1.16.1–1.17.2 “   Part of the article was about “the marble
metopes of the Parthenon.” He adds some socio-political interpretation to them.
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additiona...
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TFBT: Choruses of Young Women in Ancient Greece
I am looking forward to
reading this book. from Claude Calame:  Choruses of Young Women in Ancient
Greece   (Currently I am reading " The Cambridge Companion to Greek Mythology ." Calame has
a piece in the collection I really enjoyed, " Greek Myth & Greek R...
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VftSW: Lympias
Writing about Julie C the other day got me thinking
about “lympias”; Pilipino eggrolls. I made some at the party Julie and I
attended. My brother and I use to cook them up as hors d'oeuvre at parties. (Eventually,
we discovered we could cook them ahead of t...
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VftSW: Last Summer
Walking Derby this morning I recalled something that
happen last summer.   Whenever we go out
for a walk there is never anything interesting within the 7ft radius defined by
the length of my arm and her leash.   No!   She always wants to
investigate somethi...
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TFBT: Thucydides on the Trojan War
The Kosmos
Society is welcome again Jeffrey Rusten of Cornell University, Department
of Classics, for a CHS
Online Open House on Thucydides on Early Greece and the Trojan War.   The event will be streamed live on Thursday,
January 11, at 11 a.m. EST, and wi...
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VftSW: God Bless Julie C
Back in the college days I had a good friend named
Patty.   She and I shared a birthday. It
was like double the gifts, double the parties, double the dinners, a week of “ non-stop wine, women and cootchie cootchie coo!”   Time passed. I graduated and went o...
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TFBT: Aeacus
  “ Aeacus while he reigned in Aegina was renowned in all Greece for his
justice and piety, and was frequently called upon to settle disputes not only
among men, but even among the gods themselves .” A Dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology W...
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TFBT: Turned into a Fabulous Island
  Over at the Kosmos Society ,   Maya and I discussed goddesses who escaped
Zeus’ amorous clutches.   We couldn’t
figure out why the Titaness Asteria was able to turn herself , into an island (Delos) and a similar escape wasn’t
available to most others. I s...
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TFBT: December Quotes
“Homer shows us a lot about who we are even today.”
Jean d’Ormesson  “Homer is never boring, amazingly modern…do not let
him be forgotten.”   Jean d’Ormesson  “Knowledge kills my inner child.”  Maya M. “All right... all
right... but apart from better sanita...
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TFBT: Hera & Apollo Go Skinny-Dipping
(Maya,  this needs a little more editing but was ready to be done with it!  Enjoy.) Goddesses love
skinny-dipping.   Isn’t
that a great way to start a conversation about ritual bathing?   Get
a group of goddesses out in the woods and the next thing you know...
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