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Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« on: June 11, 2004, 11:20:38 PM »
I just finished Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thos. Cahill .  Though He said some very brief kind words about "Orthodox Spirituality" I think he really got Byzantium wrong. Tthere was also a certain feel to the Book I am a little uncomfortable with though I cannnot articulate what it is. Some of it is also good, especially the way the topics are divided. Is anyone familiar with the Book or author? I would very much like your opinions.
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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2004, 11:36:08 PM »
Ummm...Well, first of all he left the "ed" off "Matter" [bad-a-boom!]  ;D

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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2004, 11:57:26 PM »
Is outrage! Was it bad jokes about Hellenism in 19th Century Russia, I think Not! :D
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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2004, 12:00:01 AM »
PS, When I start with a Father Valsili Imitation, I think it is time to shut off the computer and go to Sleep! Thanks for the laugh TomE!
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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2004, 12:05:59 AM »
Ummm...Well, first of all he left the "ed" off "Matter" [bad-a-boom!]  ;D

Does your Hellenic spouse know you post stuff like this?  :o

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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2004, 12:12:49 AM »
Does your Hellenic spouse know you post stuff like this?  :o

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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2004, 12:44:00 AM »
Isn't Cahill also the author of "How the Irish Saved Civilization"?  That's one of those books I always meant to read but never go around to it.
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Re:Sailing the Wine Dark Sea
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2004, 02:00:47 PM »
Yes, that's him.  He also wrote The Gifts of the Jews and Desire of the Everlasting Hills -- Irish and Jews were quite good; haven't actually cracked open Desire yet.
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