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Theoi E-Texts Library of Classical Greek & Roman Literature

Theoi E-Texts Library of Classical Greek & Roman Literature
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The Antiquity of Man Many members of the public have been captivated by recent books and video presentations concerning the pyramids and the sphinx of ancient Egypt. The books by Graham Hancock, Robert Bauval and Adrian Gilbert make the rather astounding proposal that the layout of the site at Giza goes back to 10500 BC. In archaeological terms, it is somewhat preposterous, to say the least. But the basis for fixing that date lies in astronomy. The topic is one well suited to a planetarium. The pyramids have a strong astronomical association. Khufu's pyramid also contains four "star shafts", aimed towards the meridian in the sky. Khufu's pyramid is the largest of a line of three - together with that of Khafre and the much smaller pyramid of Menkaure. Or does it? Bauval's choice of 10500 BC (when Orion is furthest south in its precessional cycle) also supposedly fits with the Milky Way aligning with the Nile. Anthony Fairall, Dept of Astronomy, University of Cape Town,Rondebosch, South Africa, 7700.

the free library Mythologie grecque : les Vents Eole confiant à Ulysse l'outre contenant les vents contraires de Van THULDEN La plupart des peuples de l'antiquité ont personnifié et divinisé les vents. Les orientaux les représentaient généralement sous la forme de génies fantastiques. Les grecs en faisaient des génies ailés sous le nom générique d'Anémoi; Homère considère que les vents ont pour parents Eos et Astréos mais il existe quelques variantes. Les vents étaient soumis à l'empire d'Eole qui les tenait enfermés dans les grottes des îles éoliennes. On leur rendait un culte principalement en Borée et on offrait des agneaux, blancs pour les vents amicaux et noirs pour les vents destructeurs. Dès les temps anciens les grecs ont distingué quatre vents principaux Borée, Euros, Notos et Zéphyr en plus d'Eole le maitre des vents. Les vents étaient représentés sur chacun des huit cotés de la tour des vents d'Athènes. Vent du nord, fils d'Astréos et d'Eos (Aurore); il enleva la fille d'Erechthée, Orithye, dont il eut de nombreux enfants :

Cultural history of reading. (Book, 2009 "In a series of concise entries that span Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Asia and Africa, we are reminded that what we read creates and recreates us. In the first volume the contributors describe the growth of literature and the development of reading in the US, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Russia, the Mid-East, imperial and postimperial China, Britain, and Europe, with sections covering ancient Greece, early Christianity, the medieval period, the Renaissance, the early modern period, the Enlightenment, the era of empire and colonialism, modernism and postmodernism. In the second volume contributors concentrate on American literature, focusing on settlement, the development of national identity, slavery and civil war, the world wars and the period between them, the collide of cultures and the rise of a new, uncertain century.

Gods, Heroes, and Myth: Search The Piri Reis Map Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay First-time Visitors: Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. Use "Back" to return here. The Map The Piri Reis Map, shown below, is the oldest surviving map to show the Americas. Apart from its great historic interest, the map has been alleged to contain details no European could have known in the 1500's, and therefore proves the existence of ancient technological civilizations, visits by extraterrestrials, or both. The map is a portolan chart, a common form at this time. The straight parallels of latitude show that the map cannot be azimuthal. The Marginal Notes The marginal writings on the map are very revealing. Most important is that references to maps of Asia, plus some fragmentary lines south of Africa, indicate that this was originally a world map which was torn in half along the eastern edge. Cartography of the Piri Reis Map Below is a tracing of the coastlines on the map. Europe Africa North America Duh.

Feedbooks | Free eBooks and Best Sellers Palmyre : 2 000 photos d'archives de la cité antique en accès gratuit La totalité de la ville de Palmyre, en Syrie, est tombée ce jeudi 21 mai aux mains des djihadistes du groupe Etat islamique (EI). Vieille de plus de 2 000 ans, cette cité antique constitue une prise stratégique pour l'EI, en tant que porte d'entrée sur le grand désert syrien. Le monde entier s'inquiète aujourd'hui de voir détruits les trésors archéologiques de cette ville inscrite par l'Unesco au patrimoine mondial de l'humanité. Une crainte relayée par l'Institut français du Proche-Orient, lequel a transmis depuis son compte Twitter le lien vers 2 000 photos d'archives du site de Palmyre datant de 1900 à 1940, issues de sa photothèque. Il est également possible de les consulter depuis Isidore, plateforme de recherche et d'accès aux données numériques de la recherche en sciences humaines et sociales. Une énorme perte pour l'humanité

Arthur Miller - None Without Sin | American Masters In the period immediately following the end of World War II, American theater was transformed by the work of playwright Arthur Miller. Profoundly influenced by the Depression and the war that immediately followed it, Miller tapped into a sense of dissatisfaction and unrest within the greater American psyche. His probing dramas proved to be both the conscience and redemption of the times, allowing people an honest view of the direction the country had taken. Arthur Miller was born in Manhattan in 1915 to Jewish immigrant parents. After graduating, Miller returned to New York, where he worked as a freelance writer. Only two years after the success of “All My Sons,” Miller came out with his most famous and well-respected work, “Death of a Salesman.” Overwhelmed by post-war paranoia and intolerance, Miller began work on the third of his major plays.

The Ancient World Web April 1994 - July, 2005 The Ancient World Web is now closed. Thank you to the people who contributed links, fixes, updates, technology suggestions, and to those who used (and loved) the site over the past eleven years. I've appreciated it very much, and enjoyed getting to know you. I'd like to send a special shout-out to Dawn Kirkland - the first person to stumble across the list of bookmarks I put on my website for my own convenience, and the first person to suggest a link I hadn't seen before. Shuttering the Ancient World Web was a difficult and sad decision for me. (That routine includes: hand-verifying links (to track down sites that have turned to porn, or are no longer what they once were), fighting hackers and spam, digging through the suggested links (98% of which are inappropriate), rooting out fraud (people will try all sorts of things to improve their ratings or site hit counts), and trying to keep abreast of the latest news and information to figure out what new sites to add.)