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The Philhellenes

For topics of Greek culture, ancient and modern--release your inner Lord Byron!

Location: Hellas
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Latest Activity: Apr 3

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"New" Sappho

Started by Rebekah. Last reply by Vytautas Feb 3. 1 Reply

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Tags: translation, Sappho

Paternity Tests

Started by Rebekah. Last reply by Rebekah Jan 31. 7 Replies

I just finished Seneca's Thyestes.  Do men obsess about whether their children "are theirs" as much as literature suggests?  Does this keep contemporary men up at night?Continue

Tags: adultery, Thyestes, Seneca

Mystery image

Started by Will. Last reply by Vytautas Dec 21, 2013. 1 Reply

I suppose its unlikely this is actually classical... but can anyone identify the image near the top of the article, the relief of one boy messing with another? I think its great.…Continue

Listen to Sophocles

Started by Rebekah. Last reply by Vytautas Nov 18, 2013. 1 Reply

This belongs here:…Continue

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Comment by Vytautas on June 21, 2013 at 7:49pm
Comment by The Original Cody on June 13, 2013 at 11:20pm

cool looking black figure inspired game.

http://youtu.be/zBnNluH6bhA

Comment by Vytautas on May 19, 2013 at 7:52pm

Μπουρώ να μιλάω ελληνικά! Γεια σας! Από που είσαι;

Comment by TRW on May 19, 2013 at 5:28pm

ποιος ξέρει Ελλήνικα;

Comment by Rebekah on February 6, 2013 at 9:54pm

I felt the book The Swerve was 1/3 too long. After More/Erasmus the connection wasn't close enough, and I felt the author was fishing for a way to make Lucretius relatable to contemporary folks.

Comment by Vytautas on February 6, 2013 at 9:45pm

Lucretius invented the swerve! Plus the recent book called the Swerve, written by some fancy pants professor, was pretty banging.

Comment by The Original Cody on February 5, 2013 at 11:21pm

Lucretius is too busy licking Epicurus' ass to come up with anything original...

Comment by Rebekah on February 5, 2013 at 8:29pm

My "fancy" book club read some letter by Epicurus meant to summarize his teachings. Later we read what we could of Philodemus. Everyone liked Lucretius better.

Comment by Vytautas on February 5, 2013 at 8:17pm

I haven't read any Epicurus. I try to resist the rumors that he is a hedonistic glutton who enjoys bubble parties and orgies in golden tubs of caviar. Share some of his stuff with us!

Comment by The Original Cody on February 4, 2013 at 11:05pm

So I was reading some Epicurus today... I now remember why I generally stick to the poets and historical account.... and stay away from philosophy...

 

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Rick Shelton replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Did the State recognize the 'seizure' of the land?  If so it is not necessary for Bundy to recognize anything regarding that land it is just necessary for him to follow the laws of the use or not use of that land.  If the State…"
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Richard replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"Exactly!"
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Richard replied to Jack Bauer's discussion Nevada Ranch War ... in the group The Great Debate
"John, well said.  Despite what most people think, much of the west is ill-suited for cattle production.  If you’ve ever been there, you’ll know that Nevada is mostly desert.  Very little grass grows there. You’ll…"
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Rick Shelton replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"If he was non-temporal and could only know the beginning and end but nothing between the I'd agree.  But if he could 'look in' at any point or all points in time then as long as he was not part of the system (an external observer…"
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Jack Bauer replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
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Rick Shelton replied to Caleb's discussion Socks with Brown Shoes
"If they are hiking style casuals (as in the picture above) then OK, otherwise I agree."
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Rick Shelton replied to Karl Helweg's discussion Paranoia and the virtue of hospitality?
"When did people get this way?  When other people started killing people.  It is very hard for a woman to trust men when there is a non-zero chance any particular person could be a rapist or murderer.  There is a good reason to be…"
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Rick Shelton replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Quantum physics.  One knows the starting point for a particle and the end point of the particle but cannot state with any certainty the path the particle took."
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