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    Indifference

    epicurus' idea of the gods was that they were utterly unconcerned by human affairs, but were entirely perfect and happy without considering us. this is the most evocative image of personal indifference that i know. i picture the gods being at a dinner party, talking about things we can't...
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    Indifference

    My own most enduring experience of the greater universe is of its perfect indifference to our fears or desires. Looking back, it seems that this experience may have been alien to ancient Greek culture - as it is shown in myths. There it seems to have been assumed that where there was a famine...
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    Favourite deity cast in a bad light

    Oh, he is kind? Could you tell us more?
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    Bull roarers

    nice link. inthe picture on the page is something called a 'small boys whizzer'. this makes me giggle, but also would like to make one. can't really get the idea from the picture but maybe I'll find out some other how. cheers, FD
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    Bull roarers

    thanks, i found something more on this and get the idea - a bit like morse code i suppose.
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    Bull roarers

    Ah - I meant what are/were bull roarers in general used for?
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    Bull roarers

    I just made somebull-roarers from a pattern from Australia. Anyone know anything about how they were used?
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    Narative in ancient relief sculpture

    Ah - no - I mean something else. What I'm talking about is the sculpture that Hephaestus made on the shield itself. Homer describes this sculpture and he says that it depicts all this action - with this event, and then that event and then... But how can a sculpture show a sequence of events? -...
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    Narative in ancient relief sculpture

    i was reading the description in the Illiad of the shield of Achilles (that Hephaestus makes for him). the description gives a story - maybe a couple of stories. Like - there's a town, and around it are a beseiging army, and then the warriors from the town go outside and set up and ambush, but...
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    Cocktail recipe in homer plus snack

    ps - there's also pale honey involved. but then its not said that this is put in along with the barley meal or grated cheese into the wine, so it seems to be part of the relish. That would mean a relsih of onion and honey. I'll try this. also, i'm guessing the wine is red because i imagine...
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    Cocktail recipe in homer plus snack

    Reading the Iliad I found that Nestor's female captive makes the guys a drink from wine, grated goats cheese and barley meal. With it she serves a snack of onion. Does anyone have any idea how this drink might be made so that it's pallatable? Onion can become quite pleasant if its chopped and...
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    Cancer

    hmm, i think i've seen pictures of skin cancers that were a bit crab body like in surface appearance.
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    Cancer

    does anyone know if there's a link between the illness and the star sign, and the crab? Also, are there any mythological stories where someone has what we can identify as cancer? F.D.
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    Matriarchal societies

    If you have time I would strongly recomend Mary Rennault's books - 'The King Must Die' and ' The Bull From the Sea'. She was inspired by Robert Graves' vision of a matriarchal past to Greece's pre-history. I've heard it said that the story of Agamemnon's murder by his wife (Clytemneastra) and...
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    Please tell me who this was...

    i found this today: "What life is there,what pleasure, without golden Aphrodite? May I die, as soon as I have no part in her ways. Stealthy wooing, lovers' gifts and lovers' union - these alone are flowers of youth worth plucking for man or woman. Once let old age come on, making a man evil...
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