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An interesting video

This is an excerpt from a documentary an compares the Irish bardic tradition to that of Homer. Advertisements

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Eclipse dating

Although I want to be getting back to posting on this blog regularly in future, for now I will merely offer a eclipse_dating which purports to have established the exact date of an eclipse mentioned in the Odyssey.

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An article about Greek music

This article from the BBC discusses new evidence about Greek music. In particular, it discusses deciphering of a later Greek method of musical notation and understanding of ancient Greek musical instruments. A sample of reconstructed music is included. To the modern … Continue reading

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Jules Verne and the birth of science fiction proper

The first writer I would identify as writing what can be properly termed science fiction is the French author Jules Verne. Admittedly, a case could be made for Mary Shelley who penned the novel Frankenstein, but in my view that … Continue reading

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Link to a course

My beloved wife saw an announcement of an on-line course about Greek heroes and thought it might be of interest to readers here. I agree. As for what’s happening with the blog, I’m hoping to get back to it soon. … Continue reading

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Notice to readers

As many will have noted, I have not contributed to this blog in some while. By intention, I have not abandoned this blog but my personal life leaves little time for blogging at the moment. I do hope to return … Continue reading

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What this second blog is to be about

My first blog deals with literature in the original language and in depth. Currently there I am discussing the Odyssey in depth by going through the original Greek. While in this blog I will also tend to discuss works being … Continue reading

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