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EPEOS-EPOMENA (E)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM  21/08/17) E. Does Homer provide evidence of Bronze Age Greek contacts with Anatolia and the Pontos? Homer is conventionally dated to the eighth century. However, a passage in the Odyssey (12.70) refers to the Argo as being “in all men’s minds” … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (D)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 5/03/16) D. How ancient is the connection between Greece and the Black Sea region? There is a good deal of evidence of Greek contacts with Anatolia. Note first that place names with non-Indo-European terminations in -ssos or … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (C)

(BEING CONTINUED FROM 1/05/15) II. Epos and Economic Potentialities For the historical economist the next question is obvious: “Is the trade relationship –purple-dyed Thessalian fleece sold in Kolchis for gold — more or less consistent with economic potentialities, or is … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (B)

The Argonaut Epos and Bronze Age Economic History (BEING CONTINUED FROM 10/02/13 ) E. At Lemnos: Was it free trade or free love? In the Argonaut myth the island of Lemnos is ruled by women who had “murdered” all the … Continue reading

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EPEOS-EPOMENA (A)

The Argonaut Epos and Bronze Age Economic History The first part of this essay seeks to “decipher” the mythical component of the Argonaut epos and lay bare its underlying economic meaning. Stanford (1939: 181-82) makes clear that deciphering is required … Continue reading

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