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“4.1 miles”: A documentary on refugee crisis shortlisted for an Oscar nomination
Documentary about Syrian refugees and Greek coast guard intercepting and rescuing boats
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17 hours ago by csrollyson
Opinion | Athens in Pieces: In Aristotle’s Garden - The New York Times
By Simon Critchley
Mr. Critchley is a professor of philosophy and an author. Simon Critchley is a professor of philosophy at the New School for Social Research and the author of several books, including “What We Think About When We Think About Soccer,” and the forthcoming “Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us.” He is the moderator of The Stone.

Feb. 18, 2019
Greek  Simon_Critchley 
3 days ago by jerryking
"Ptolemy's map of Ireland: a modern decoding"
paper by R. Darcy & William Flynn -- mapping the coordinates of Ptolemy's Hibernia to our modern knowledge of geography.
After reviewing earlier attempts at reconciling Ptolemy's map with modern ones we adjust Ptolemy's coordinates to modern references with two equations. We find Ptolemy's map is consistent with some intimate Mediterranean knowledge of Ireland, its peoples, coastal features and principal places with their respective locations. We correct some of the modern locations attributed to Ptolemy, offer possible explanations for certain disputed or uncertain locations and offer some external validation to the prehistoric division of Ireland passed down from pre-Patrician sources.

This places Ptolemy's "Eblana" at the modern Loughshinney, in north Co Dublin, where a Roman trading encampment was based.
eblana  loughshinney  dublin  ireland  history  ptolemy  roman  greek  hibernia  maps  mapping  geography 
6 days ago by jm
King James Bible's classic English text revealed to include work by French scholar | Books | The Guardian
according to Nicholas Hardy from Birmingham University, few documents survive from the drafting and revision stages of the translation and little is known about how the translators worked together.

Hardy was consulting a printed copy of the ancient Greek version of the Old Testament, which is held in Oxford’s Bodleian Library, when he noticed that the thousands of handwritten annotations in its margins were in the hand of John Bois, one of the King James Bible’s translators. The annotations’ author had previously been unknown.

He then followed a “paper trail” to the British Library in London, where he found correspondence between Bois and the renowned French scholar Isaac Casaubon. The unpublished letters revealed that Bois had asked Casaubon for help translating several passages that he and his colleagues were struggling to complete.

Once Hardy identified Casaubon as a translator, he studied the Frenchman’s notebooks, which have been held in the Bodleian since the 1670s, finding records of the conversations Casaubon had with the translator Andrew Downes about other complications in the Bible’s text.
translation  religion  greek  hebrew  latin 
10 days ago by juliusbeezer
(14) Marlene McCall - The caption on this Youtube video is misleading....
Marlene McCall
5 hrs ·

The caption on this Youtube video is misleading. Obviously, this is not the earliest complete tune. But it IS the earliest complete tune that has actually survived and come down to us in written form. They say here it's from 200 B.C., but I read around the first century C.E. (in the book Life of a Song: The fascinating stories behind 50 of the worlds best-loved songs
By Jan Dalley). Its music and lyrics were engraved in Greek on a tombstome in what is now Turkey. (Don't ask me what form of musical notation was used. I don't know.) The lyrics are both philosophical and universal in nature:

While you live, shine
Have no grief at all
Life is only here for a short while
And time will take its toll.
early  music  200BC  Greek  Turkey 
13 days ago by Quercki
Mediterranean Keith Floyd - Greek Isles (Part 2) - YouTube
55 seconds in, starts with Beef & olives, then there's chicken with lemons. Cook it.
recipe  recipes  chicken  greek  beef  olives  lemons 
23 days ago by bb_matt
Need a New Self-Help Guru? Try Aristotle - The New York Times
In the end, according to Hall, Stoicism “is a rather pessimistic and grim affair. … It recommends the resigned acceptance of misfortune rather than active, practical engagement with the fascinating fine-grained business of everyday living and problem solving.” In short, an Aristotelian life is not solely about bearing the inevitable, but about identifying the particular talents or natural proclivities that each of us has, and then pursuing a path, consistently and deliberately, over the course of a life. This will make one deeply happy. In Hall’s assessment, “Stoicism does not encourage the same joie de vivre as Aristotle’s ethics.”
pol.505  humanities  philosophy  teaching_pol_theory  stoicism  greek  life 
25 days ago by Jibarosoy

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