I stood stock still and listened, hoping to get a glimpse of the bird making the sound on a tree nearby. It was dead-still, no wind, and the landscape muffled by a deep carpet of snow. I slowly turned my head around like it was on a swivel, trying to pinpoint where the sound was coming from. He has been acknowledged as one of the most important Welsh poets of the 20th century. The Spanish employed a more direct approach through conquest, looting and the forcible conversion of the Aboriginal population of Central and South America to the Catholic Faith. I am on a quick three-day tour of Brussels, Dinant Ghent and Bruges and there are plenty of opportunities to indulge my taste buds with some Belgian specialties that not only are delicious but also have an interesting history dating back hundreds of years. The quintessential legendary oceanfront beach hotel has hosted numerous U. Christmas and New Year. The festive air and holiday cheer.
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Greece Greeks ‘discover Odysseus’ palace in Ithaca, proving Homer’s hero was real’ An 8th BC century palace which Greek archaeologists claim was the home of Odysseus has been discovered in Ithaca, fuelling theories that the hero of Homer’s epic poem was real. On his journey, he was twice shipwrecked and encountered a cyclops, the spirit of his mother and tempting Sirens before returning to Ithaca, where he found his wife, Penelope, under pressure to remarry from a host of suitors who had invaded the royal palace.
With the help of his father, Laertes, and his son, Telemachus, he slaughtered his rivals and re-established his rule. But despite the fantastical details in the Greek epic, a team of archaeologists has claimed the tale is anchored in truth – and that they have discovered his home on the island of Ithaca, in the Ionian sea off the north-west coast of Greece.
Nearly 3, years after Odysseus returned from his journey, the team from the University of Ioannina said they found the remains of an extensive three-storey building, with steps carved out of rock and fragments of pottery. The complex also features and a well from the 8th century BC, roughly the period in which Odysseus is believed to have been king of Ithaca.
Some have supposed that “there may originally have been two separate figures, one called something like Odysseus, the other something like Ulixes, who were combined into one complex personality. The etymology of the name is unknown. In Book 19 of the Odyssey, where Odysseus’ early childhood is recounted, Euryclea asks the boy’s grandfather Autolycus to name him.
In the Iliad and Odyssey there are several further epithets used to describe Odysseus. It has also been suggested that the name is of non-Greek origin, possibly not even Indo-European , with an unknown etymology. Beekes has suggested a Pre-Greek origin. Hence, Odysseus was the great-grandson of the Olympian god Hermes. According to the Iliad and Odyssey, his father is Laertes  and his mother Anticlea , although there was a non-Homeric tradition   that Sisyphus was his true father.
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Jewish tradition[ edit ] During the Talmudic era, from the 1st to the 10th centuries AD, the center of the Jewish world was in the Middle East, primarily in the Talmudic Academies of Babylonia and Israel. Jews in these regions used Seleucid Era dating also known as the “Anno Graecorum AG ” or the “Era of Contracts” as the primary method for calculating the calendar year. Jacob then put this question: How do we know that our Era [of Documents] is connected with the Kingdom of Greece at all?
Why not say that it is reckoned from the Exodus from Egypt, omitting the first thousand years and giving the years of the next thousand? In that case, the document is really post-dated! In the Diaspora the Greek Era alone is used. He [the questioner] thought that Rav Nahman wanted to dispose of him anyhow, but when he went and studied it thoroughly he found that it is indeed taught [in a Baraita ]:
This library is dedicated to providing free and open access to materials expressing viewpoints and information not readily available through mainstream publications and mass-media sources. Bailey Hortorium Library The Bailey Hortorium Library is a collection of botanical books and journals that represents the personal library of our Hortorium’s founder, Liberty Hyde Bailey, combined with the library of Cornell’s old Wiegand Herbarium.
These include the history of Jews in the United States, Torah commentary, novels, biographies, and poems by influential Jewish authors.
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Some scholars suggest that Helen was also a very ancient goddess associated with trees and birds. Birth and Early Life. Others name Nemesis, the goddess of revenge, as her mother. Stories claiming Leda as Helen’s mother tell how Zeus disguised himself as a swan and raped the Spartan queen. Leda then produced two eggs. From one came Helen and her brother Pollux.
Clytemnestra and Castor emerged from the other.
Greeks ‘discover Odysseus’ palace in Ithaca, proving Homer’s hero was real’
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Ancient Olympics[ edit ] An ancient Olympiad was a period of four years grouped together, counting inclusively as the ancients did. Each ancient Olympic year overlapped onto two of our modern reckoning of BC or AD years, from midsummer to midsummer. Historians[ edit ] The sophist Hippias was the first writer to publish a list of victors of the Olympic Games, and by the time of Eratosthenes , it was generally agreed that the first Olympic games had happened during the summer of BC.
The first to do so consistently was Timaeus of Tauromenium in the third century BC. Nevertheless, since for events of the early history of the games the reckoning was used in retrospect, some of the dates given by later historian for events before the 5th century BC are very unreliable. Early historians sometimes used the names of Olympic victors as a method of dating events to a specific year.
For instance, Thucydides says in his account of the year BC: Since Rome was founded on April 21, which was in the last half of the ancient Olympic year, it would be BC specifically. In Book 1 chapter 75 Dionysius states: Romulus, the first ruler of the city, began his reign in the first year of the seventh Olympiad, when Charops at Athens was in the first year of his ten-year term as archon. It was in this year that king Xerxes made his campaign against Greece.
The games were therefore essentially a new years festival. In BC this occurred on either July 23 or August
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