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Turkey's leaders are taking a break from enabling #Russia against #NATO and ethnic cleansing Syria’s #Kurds to launch absurd claims and empty threats against Greek islands. We take a look at the painful history of Turkish rule on one of them: a thread on #Chios from #theHELC 1/10
The history of the Greeks in Chios goes back more than 3,000 years reaching to #Minoan and #Mycenaean times. Chios is the most likely birthplace of #Homer and had its own coins and democratic parliament by 600 BC. Its famous wine was exported from the Black Sea to #Egypt 2/10
The islanders sided with Athens and then #Alexander the Great against Persia and continued to prosper under first the #Roman and then the Eastern Roman (#Byzantine) Empire. The famous #mosaics of Nea Moni monastery are considered a masterpiece of Byzantine art 3/10
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Existeix un molt mal costum en arqueologia protohistòrica, dels #Pirineus cap a baix: quan no tenim prou dades arqueològiques (cosa que no és pas infreqüent) rellegim la #Ilíada. El dia que deixem de fer això, farem millor la nostra feina.


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Generacions de protohistoriadors han viscut obnubilats per la devoció malaltissa (i molt masculina i testosterònica, també convé dir-ho...) que sentien vers la imatge dels herois aqueus i troians foten-se castanyes a cor que vols a peus de les muralles d’#Ilion,
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i han desenvolupat la seva recerca, moltes vegades, aplicant als jaciments arqueològics una mirada a través d’aquest prisma.

En realitat, d’aquest problema no se’ls pot culpar del tot a ells, ja que historiogràficament enfonsa les seves arrels en circumstàncies diverses,
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"I would be hard-pressed to name an editor at a commercial publisher or a leading book critic who identifies as disabled." Kenny Fries #WhereAreTheDisabledBookCritics
"The last iteration of Best American Essays and Best American Short Stories did not include one disability-focused piece written by a disabled writer." #KennyFries paging @HeidiPitlor Anthony Doerr, Rebecca Solnit, Robert Atwan: Can Best Americans be disabled? #ShowDontTell
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In the deepest recesses of my memory are images of illustrated classics that have stayed with me and still give me a thrill. One such image is of a raft-wrecked and exhausted Odysseus who is desperately trying to make his way to land but is confounded by the vengeful Poseidon
who brews vicious storms and mighty waves. The artist in that comic book captured it so well. I just saw that image again after decades & it evoked so many memories. Years later as I revisit the The Odyssey through a late 19th century translation and read the following:
I am reminded of the feeling of awe that it first inspired:

"So for two nights and two days he was wandering in the swell of the sea, and much his heart boded of death ... but when he was within earshot of the shore, and heard now the thunder of the sea against the reefs ..
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Our first flagship seminar of 2018-19 features @nmacsweeney speaking on Fragmentation theory and Classical texts. Keep an eye out for #ACEFlagship to follow the fun!
Archaeology deals with fragments through examining things at the level of the assemblage. An assemblage approach can also be useful for looking at fragmentary classical texts.
A chocolate orange is now making it's way around the room... 🤔
@nmacsweeney takes us into theories of fragmentation!
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1/24 As a special Bank Holiday treat, we bring you the story of the Iliad… of #Homer!
2/24 This is a tale of the wrath of Achilles, the great Greek warrior, who was angry at Agamemnon for stealing his girl, Briseis, and withdrew from battle to spite him.
3/24 The poem also tells the story of the whole Greek army – Homer gives us a lengthy catalogue of the contingent of ships which brought the Greek warriors to Troy
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