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Post 21

paulh, hiding under my bed

Happily, no. smiley - smiley


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Post 22

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array


Good that Haydn didn't notice the recording. That would definitely have changed history.


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Post 23

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

I don't understand how the inn is a spa. smiley - huh


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Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array


As I understand it, the natural thermal (hot) springs are outside in the forest and they just dumped the inn next to it as reception/dressing room/food procurement area.


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paulh, hiding under my bed

You are right, CRE. smiley - smiley


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Post 26

Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Aaaah smiley - ok


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Athena is surprisingly nice for a Greek god. smiley - laugh


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Post 28

paulh, hiding under my bed

I took liberties with her depiction, as I don't want to dodge thunderbolts. smiley - winkeye


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Post 29

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Calling the Furies 'Eumenides' is like saying 'the Little People' or 'the Good People' when you mean fairies.

Or calling a bear a 'bruin'. A thousand or so years ago, people were so afraid of bears they'd use nervous bad-luck-go-away names for them like 'the Brown One'. smiley - winkeye

And you can say what you like about the Greeks, but they are the most superstitious people I've ever known. Boss lady stuck ceramic bulbs of garlic all around the office. 'To ward off the evil eye.'

'Wouldn't it be better to use real garlic? I mean, there's plenty at the agora.'

'Eww! Garlic smells!'

smiley - rolleyes They are superstitious, but not logical.


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

smiley - rofl


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Post 31

paulh, hiding under my bed

Ceramic garlic would not repel the mice and groundhogs that ravage my life, both indoors and out. I've since taken to using cloves, which smell nicer than garlic. I've also been buying storage containers with screwable tops to keep my cereal, coffee, and crackers in. smiley - sigh

The thought that Greek culture has not changed much in 3000 years is a depressing one for me. I'm used to reading that the cultural ethos of Odysseus' era was so different from that of our own that we can't really come to grips with it. Have I been reading false information? smiley - huh


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

The Greeks are eating pretty much the same food they were eating 2000 years ago, although they have added tomatoes and coffee, also potatoes, but mostly as pommes frites from street stands, which the kids love.

Oh, yeah, and cheese doodles, for some reason. smiley - laugh

Things change slowly. Mind you, nobody's worshipping the Greek gods anymore, as 97% of the people there belong to the Orthodox church. Nonetheless, they have no problem with ancient Greek tragedies performed in 2500-year-old amphitheatres.

I wouldn't believe too much those theorists tell you. They make up a lot of it to impress each other. smiley - winkeye


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Post 33

paulh, hiding under my bed

smiley - sigh


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Post 34

Caiman raptor elk - Escaping the Array


Aren't the ceramic garlic bulbs meant as a bludgeoning weapon against the evil spirits? That should work, even on mice, if you get your aim right. Just watch out for the shrapnel.

Given the average YouTube content ("Epic fails!", "Instant regrets!"), most people like to watch tragedies.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

smiley - rofl 'Epic fail!' was probably the first review of the Oresteia.


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Post 36

paulh, hiding under my bed

Well, sure, when the official cantata ends with the words "running nose."


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Dmitri Gheorgheni - Post Editor

Actually, I was thinking of ancient Greece...audiences tended to be vocal around 500 BCE.


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Post 38

paulh, hiding under my bed

There's ancient grease at a nearby pizza place, but I'd have to ask them to deliver, as we have a monsoon outside.

But, yes, depictions of the tragedy of that family would hardly be loaded with chuckles, unlike this tale of an epic:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS7Lyo7hMl0


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Tavaron da Quirm - Arts Editor

Interesting, I've never heard of pizzelle before. They seem to be some kind of wafer?


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Post 40

paulh, hiding under my bed

http://www.culinaryhill.com/pizzelle-italian-cookies/

One of my co-workers (who was born in Italy) used to hand out pizzelle at Christmas time. She made them herself


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