Monday, August 31, 2009

A new blog

Steve Harvey is now blogging on Egyptology and Asian art and culture at Washing the Book. This should be fun!

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

What's in a Name

[Originally posted 5/29/09, updated 7/15/09, updated 8/30/09]

A lot apparently.

Steve Miller invites Classical Scholars to endorse a letter to POTUS Barak Obama about the name of the country to the north of Greece. As of today 248 scholars have cosigned the letter.

Daniel Tompkins writes another letter Responding to Professor Miller.

Some background on Macedonia naming dispute.

It reminds me of the dispute over the name of the Persian Gulf, which some call the Arabian Gulf

WHY shall I keep the old name?
What is a name anywhere anyway?
A name is a cheap thing all fathers and mothers leave each child:
A job is a job and I want to live, so
Why does God Almighty or anybody else care whether I take a new name to go by?
Carl Sandburg (1878–1967). Chicago Poems. 19. Blacklisted

And now see Mary Beard, Was Alexander the Great a Slav? [A don's life, July 03, 2009], and
Andreas Willi, Whose Is Macedonia, Whose Is Alexander? [The Classical Journal Online Forum 2009.07.02 (forthcoming in CJ 105.1)]

Steve Miller's Response to Andreas Willi, "Whose is Macedonia, Whose is Alexander?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Antonine Wall

Here is a short video documenting the remains of the Antonine Wall at Rough Castle including one of the better preserved Roman forts.

Watch here.

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Friday, August 14, 2009

Legion Of Terra-Cotta Mouseketeers Found Beneath Disney World

Click here to see a story about an important breakthrough in Disney archaeology.

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