James Spinti | 3 Sep 02:12 2015
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TAN: Adjuncts (again)

This should stir the pot a bit:

http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2015/09/14452/

Enjoy!
James
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Ralph Hancock | 2 Sep 20:29 2015
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Déjà lu

You know it's the silly season when the Voynich manuscript gets decoded yet
again.
http://goo.gl/JvkyjY

RH

Laval Hunsucker | 2 Sep 19:41 2015
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"Punctuation, it turns out, is not dead"

Some here may find this item  ( with of course more than enough CC --
whatever you may think of that )  to be of some interest :

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150902-the-mysterious-origins-of-punctuation

"The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as
if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston
explains their history.

2 September 2015

[ etc. etc. ]"

- Laval Hunsucker
  Breukelen

ROBERT.FARRELL | 2 Sep 15:11 2015

CFP: ACLA 2016: "Poetry as Practice, Practice as Poetry"

Paper abstracts sought for the American Comparative Literature Association's Annual Meeting, 17-20
March, 2016, Harvard University. Abstracts due 23 September, 2015.
Papers due March 2016.

We invite scholars from across the disciplines, poets, and poet-critics to submit abstracts for papers on
the topic below for inclusion in our proposed seminar. Seminars will be selected by ACLA based on the
abstracts received through 23 September, 2015. Per ACLA guidelines, abstracts must be no more than 1500
characters in length (including spaces) -- about 250 words.

We encourage anyone interested in participating to contact the seminar organizers at
mickelsonjn <at> yahoo.com and robert.farrell <at> lehman.cuny.edu before uploading their abstracts to the
ACLA website, though we will review all proposals directly submitted
at:
https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.acla.org_seminar_poetry-2Dpractice-2Dpractice-2Dpoetry&d=AwIF-g&c=uxRm7bTqKzXs8e5WpHvdhQ&r=Cf6qgb0ak-WhP-GLl33AnQPQEGfW6ij4evYRIC7jaOw&m=t_UL14FacxtjcxUOAA_w7FF1r68ce9c49-TxZUYCddk&s=CizEY_tYBQ4LZn4BJ1q0dl-SKfNHQau71VlwaG9v3HU&e= 

Seminar details are available at the above website and below. Please feel free to forward this call to
colleagues and friends who may be working in related areas.

Best,

Nate Mickelson
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
mickelsonjn <at> yahoo.com

Robert Farrell
Lehman College, City University of New York
robert.farrell <at> lehman.cuny.edu

"Poetry as Practice, Practice as Poetry"

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June Samaras | 1 Sep 22:32 2015
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Amphipolis on hold

http://www.ekathimerini.com/200494/article/ekathimerini/life/a-year-on-no-answers-to-ancient-greek-tomb-mystery
<http://www.ekathimerini.com/life>LIFE <http://www.ekathimerini.com/life>
 12.08.2015A year on, no answers to ancient Greek tomb mystery

   -
   <http://www.ekathimerini.com/resources/2015-08/amfipoligeniko-thumb-large.jpg>

TAGS:Archaeology <http://www.ekathimerini.com/tags?t=Archaeology>

A year after being hailed as one of Greece’s greatest archaeological finds
and a possible resting place of Alexander the Great, the largest tomb ever
discovered in the country lies almost forgotten in the blazing summer sun.

The buzz of cicadas and wasps gives no hint that Amphipolis, some 60
kilometres (37 miles) from the northern city of Serres, drew a media
stampede in August 2014 after authorities declared it a "unique" find.

"No one works here any more. The project is frozen, like everything else in
Greece," says a young guard, referring to the country’s economic crisis
that in addition to mass layoffs and revenue cuts has also hit spending on
cultural projects.

"We still don’t know if the country is going to run out of money," he adds,
refusing to give his name.

At the time of its discovery, there was speculation that archaeologists had
found the tomb of Alexander the Great (356 BC to 323 BC) -- or perhaps
someone close to him like his mother Olympias or wife Roxana.

But a room-by-room search of the massive box-like tomb has failed to give
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June Samaras | 1 Sep 03:01 2015
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Stavros Niarchos Foundation Annual Lecture 2015

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Syrimis, George <george.syrimis <at> yale.edu>
Date: 31 August 2015 at 14:51

The Hellenic Studies Program

at the MacMillan Center, Yale University

cordially invites you to the 2015-2016

*Stavros Niarchos Foundation Annual Lecture*

*“Akrotiri at Thera and its Reception: *

*A Brilliant Culture Buried by  Post Modernism”*

*Nanno Ourania Marinatos*

*Department of Classics and Mediterranean Studies, University of Illinois
at Chicago*

Monday, September 21, 5:30 pm

Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture in Hellenic Studies was established in
2004 in honor of the Program’s sponsors. The Program had been funded by the
Stavros Niarchos Foundation as a pilot program from 2001 to 2007. In 2007
the Board of Directors of the Foundation endowed the Stavros
Niarchos Foundation Center for Hellenic Studies at Yale University, which
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Laval Hunsucker | 31 Aug 22:29 2015
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*With* URL this time -- Re: TANnish : Here we go again

Oops. Forgot to include the link, i.e. :

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2015/08/31/what-should-college-freshmen-read
( August 31, 2015 )

- LH

On Mon, Aug 31, 2015 at 10:25 PM, Laval Hunsucker
<etparailleurs <at> gmail.com> wrote:

> "“. . . great books” . . . reading lists . . . don’t reflect
> historical or literary diversity"
>
> etc. etc.
>
> ( seven viewpoints, including from the predictable classicist )
>
>
> - Laval Hunsucker
>   Brœuquelenne-les-deux-églises aux Pays-Bas

Laval Hunsucker | 31 Aug 22:25 2015
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TANnish : Here we go again

"“. . . great books” . . . reading lists . . . don’t reflect
historical or literary diversity"

etc. etc.

( seven viewpoints, including from the predictable classicist )

- Laval Hunsucker
  Brœuquelenne-les-deux-églises aux Pays-Bas

James Spinti | 31 Aug 16:03 2015
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TAN Karum Kanish and economics

From another list came this link:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/30/magazine/the-vcs-of-bc.html?_r=0

Interesting research into the economics of export around 1800 BCE. Some might find it interesting
relating to the export issue in the EU today.

Enjoy!
James
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James Spinti
Proofreading and copyediting of ancient Near Eastern and biblical studies monographs
E-mail: jdspinti at gmail dot com
Phone: 260-445-3118
PO Box 791
Grand Marais MN 55604

DANIEL P. Tompkins | 31 Aug 12:57 2015
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German Corporate Giants Accused of Corruption

Friends --

This is old news in Greece
<http://www.businessinsider.com/afp-german-corporate-giants-suspected-in-greek-corruption-cases-2015-8>
but worth mentioning since the German media is far likelier (I've checked!)
to mention Greek *Faulheit *("laziness") than German *Korruption*.  But the
corruption is there.

Note the presence not only of Siemens but Ferrostaal, the latter over
submarine purchases:  here, as with Mirage jet purchases from France,
there's an abiding concern that not only the companies but the French
and German
governments
<http://www.economist.com/news/business/21593464-political-pressure-and-bribery-allegations-are-unlikely-hurt-germanys-exporters-military>
pressured Greece to buy all this hardware, implicitly or explicitly tying
purchases to diplomatic support on issues of national concern to Greece.
 Certainly, the governments are actively involved in the export business:
 in 2010 the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) complained
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/weapons-of-war-germany-considers-loosening-arms-export-controls-a-728844.html>
that "the coalition agreement between Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian
Democrats (CDU) and the business-friendly Free Democrats (FDP) only has one
goal in its chapter on arms, and that is: 'Export, Export, Export.'"  See
also here
<http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/german-defense-controversy-minister-guttenberg-says-economy-is-part-of-national-security-a-728293.html>
.

On the "laziness" question, it's worth knowing that Greek workers spend
more hours on the job weekly than Germans.  That doesn't mean they're more
productive, etc., but it's still worth noting.

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Fred Mench | 30 Aug 05:44 2015
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Re: CLASSICS-L Digest - 27 Aug 2015 to 28 Aug 2015 (#2015-223)

Anna Soror
June,
This is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks. I even thought I remembered an author name in the general area
of Lemaître, but I doubted that I could be right.
Fred
> 
> From: June Samaras <june.samaras <at> GMAIL.COM>
> Subject: Re: Anna Soror
> Date: August 27, 2015 at 9:16:09 PM CDT
> 
> 
> On 26 August 2015 at 23:15, Fred Mench <fmench <at> earthlink.net> wrote:
> 
>> Anna Soror
> 
> 
> 
> Fred
> 
> Is this the story you want ?
> 
> Jules Lemaître
> 
> Anna Soror
> 
> http://www.mediterranees.net/romans/lemaitre/anna.html
> 
> June S
> 
> On 26 August 2015 at 23:15, Fred Mench <fmench <at> earthlink.net> wrote:
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