aaronm, to medievodons
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Question for someone who knows far better than I do: How would you describe this hand? It looked minuscule from a distance, but close up the letterforms are way easier to read and more consistent across position...
( Pal.gr.258 the text is Paulus Evergetinus Synagoge)
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📣 New post on "Pellicier blog", with updates on our research about Greek manuscripts belonging to Guillaume Pellicier now kept in #Berlin ! Here the direct link: pellicierhy.hypotheses.org/361 #PellicierProject #Greek #Manuscripts @stabi_berlin @medievodons @classics @histodons @antiquidons @bookstodon

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(S. Augustine’s Contra Faustum Manichaeum) in Beneventana script in the manuscript Phillipps 1512 @stabi_berlin @Warburg_News @medievodons @classics

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@bookstodon More snakes! 🐍🐍

#NatalieHayes #greek #myth #snakes

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Livestreamed conference: Synchronic and diachronic issues of Postclassical Greek

A livestream will be available for this linguistics conference hosted by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki that runs from TOMORROW through Saturday (12-14 October 2023).

Many papers deal with the Roman period and Egyptian papyri.

Full information, including abstracts and link to the livestream, may be found here:

https://www.lit.auth.gr/en/tcgll_01

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EugeniaLoli, to random

I was a big Greek mythology buff at school. My dad had bought an encyclopedia in the late '70s, and I was learning everything about it via it. Naturally, my favorite character was goddess Athena. All about knowledge & wisdom. The most kind-hearted of the gods too. So I had to paint a portrait in her honor.

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godsipclub, to mythology
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In , Clytie¹ was an Oceanid nymph, lover of .
Since he cheated her with another woman, Leucothoe, Clytie revealed the affair to the other girl's father, who… buried her alive (that escalated quickly!).
Since Clytie intended to win Helios back, but he avoided her after what had happened, she fell in despair. She sat naked, accepting no food or drinks, for nine days.
Eventually, she turned into a purple flower, the heliotrope, "which turns its head always to look longingly at Helios the Sun as he passes through the sky in his solar chariot, even though he no longer cares for her, her form much changed, her love for him unchanged."
That was the story by Ovid; the heliotrope then became the sunflower.

On holiday, in Puymartin Castle² in , I found this paining based on a drawing by Pierre Brebiette.
You can see that later, in the 19th century, clothes were added to cover her body – and ruin the piece of art.
Also, Helios's chariot was covered by the .

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¹ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clytie_(Oceanid)
² https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%C3%A2teau_de_Puymartin

The original drawing which inspired the painting. The woman is naked and, instead of the sun, Helios on his chariot is depicted.

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📣 New post on our blog about the Pellicier Project: update about research in on Greek manuscripts last February! 📖 And here the link: https://pellicierhy.hypotheses.org
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Happy at work in @stabi_berlin Phillipps 1549, written by Valeriano Albini in Venice @bookstodon @medievodons @classics

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Jolowicz, D. (2023). Spartans in the ancient Greek novels. The Journal of Hellenic Studies, 1-26. doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0075426923000630 @antiquidons

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We’re back in to continue cataloguing the Greek manuscripts belonged to Guillaume Pellicier and now held at the @stabi_berlin @medievodons We’ll be here for the next two months…!

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🇬🇷 Skourtanioti, E., Ringbauer, H., Gnecchi Ruscone, G.A. et al. Ancient DNA reveals admixture history and endogamy in the prehistoric Aegean. Nat Ecol Evol 7, 290–303 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-022-01952-3 @science @antiquidons @anthropology

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Lyft driver last night decided to tell me his life story. The guy was more than a bit unhinged, so I just let him talk.

Veteran, tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Starts talking about his domestic violence towards his ex-wife and children, laughing about how he had only jokingly threatened to break his children's legs, and when he stabbed his wife in the arm with a wire, it wasn't really a stabbing.

"I told the judge, if I had wanted to stab her, she'd be dead."

Complains in great detail about all the money she took from him, his prison time for the assault, and describes with glee hiding his assets in his vintage car. "New chrome, new hood, new tires - bitch wasn't gonna see that money!"

Continues on about how his new girl came from Iraq and knows what a war zone is like. Brags that he'll send her back if she doesn't marry him. Turns out he's never seen her in person, but has sent her over $7k through some online hookup site that charges per message. Goes off on how he helped her move from Canada to Chicago (we're in California), and complains about how each time he sends her money to come out west, she never shows up.

"I've bought the tux, the wedding dress - it's all ready to go - it's that or Iraq."

Note that all of this was punctuated with constant bouts of chuckling and provided completely unprompted - I said maybe three words the entire trip.


Why do I relate this story? First, it was watching bad karma in action, both the fuck around and find out phases wrapped up in a tidy taxi ride.

But I found myself wondering what he was like as a child... he was clearly struggling in the smarts department, but he had a natural friendliness that belied the horrible shit coming out of his mouth. It got me thinking to what this guy might have been like had the army not put a gun in his hand and sent him overseas to kill. He was in his forties, but his mind was that of a violent teenager - almost as if it had been frozen at the point in time when he was deployed.

I speak about this because I've seen the same pattern in other vets I've known, including some I went to high school with (1st Gulf War vets). Something gets permanently broken in them, keeping them in a state of constant angry adolescence that takes childish glee in abuse, cruelty and savagery as a way to normalize their experience.

And then they come home, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake as they try to integrate to a peacetime existence, unable to grow up, Peter Pan with a gun in hand.

I wish someone had made this clear to my friends who joined up. There's more than one of them who's too dangerous to be a friend to now.

doboprobodyne,
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I have yet to read it, but I understand the book "Achilles In Vietnam" might be the tome for which you don't know you're looking ;)

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/book-search/isbn/9780684813219/

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🧵 : this the first in a series of that will eventually be stitched together into a related to 📚 and 📘. (1)

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Treatise on rhetoric, literally translated from the Greek, with an analysis by Thomas Hobbes, and a series of questions. New ed., to which is added a supplementary analysis containing the Greek definitions. Also, The poetic of Aristotle, literally translated, with a selection of notes, an analysis, and questions : Aristotle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/treatiseonrheto00aris ~via @internetarchive @bookstodon @philosophy

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Treatise on rhetoric, literally translated from the Greek, with an analysis by Thomas Hobbes, and a series of questions. New ed., to which is added a supplementary analysis containing the Greek definitions. Also, The poetic of Aristotle, literally translated, with a selection of notes, an analysis, and questions : Aristotle : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive https://archive.org/details/treatiseonrheto00aris ~via @internetarchive @bookstodon @histodon @histodons
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