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Monthly Archives: January 2019
Just after Christmas my family and I visited Knossos in Greece. After seeing Sir Arthur Evans’s reconstruction I was curious about the thinking and evidence behind it. This book was available for download, so I bought it and I recently … Continue reading
In my first posting on the Greek language I gave a broad historical overview of the Greek language. In the second I talked briefly about Mycenean Greek which we know from clay tablets and inscriptions written in the syllabic Linear … Continue reading
In my initial post on the Great War I asked four questions. The first of them was about the reasons for the war, and the second was about why the belligerants persisted in the war at such great cost rather … Continue reading
A sermon preached for The Second Sunday of the Epiphany: The Baptism of Christ at the Anglican Church of St. Thomas, Kefalas, Crete, Greece, 11:00 am January 13, 2019. Do you know your birthdate? Well, of course you do. You … Continue reading
In the eighteenth century, when many classically educated Englishmen and Germans made the long journey to Greece and Anatolia, they were struck by what they found to be a major disjunction between the glories of ancient Greece and the Greek-speaking … Continue reading