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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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