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221. Letters [SIS C&C Review $]
... the opinions of Graves, Cox, Rose and others, every single statement that they make needs thorough checking with the sources. Mandelkehr follows Graves again in saying that, "according to the older legends", Athena was not the daughter of Zeus. Without implying that the usual version of her birth from Zeus is necessarily the "correct" one, I must question the value of the words "older legends". As far as the renditions available to us are concerned, the oldest myths we have are those sung by Homer and Hesiod, dating from the seventh century or thereabouts, and they both call Athena the daughter of Zeus. It can be argued- as Graves often does (see The Greek Myths I, p. 13)- that later writers followed "obviously earlier" versions of myths than our earliest Greek sources, but Graves' criteria for obviousness are highly suspect. On the birth of Athena he cites (T.G.M., I, 45) Herodotus' statement that the Libyans near Triton believed that "Athene is the daughter ...
222. The Design of the Palace [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... maintained that the colonization of Ionia was a result of the Dorian invasion, occurring in some cases immediately, or, at most, a couple of generations thereafter; (8) it further ascribed the foundations of the Ionian settlements to princes who were, no doubt, accustomed to dwelling in palaces. During the late Archaic Period Ionia was a thriving center of science, philosophy and literature, which played a large part in inaugurating the classical age of Greece. Furthermore, that region has the strongest claim for the honor of producing Homer, and presumbaly for keeping alive the memory of Mycenaean civilization which he chronicled. Since his epics contain detailed descriptions of LH palaces, which have struck numerous scholars as extremely accurate in their intimate knowledge of Mycenaean architecture (a matter to which we shall presently turn), (9) and since fourth century Ionian architects constructed buildings reminiscent of LH III palaces, it seemed, for all these reasons, quite possible that such edifices survived in Ionia. (10) The facts are, however, that there is very little ...
223. On "the Year -687" [Kronos $]
... the Han Dynasties and Ideas in their Background," Archives internationales d'histoire des sciences, Vol. 24 (1974), p. 51; by Needham, op. cit., Vol. 2, p. 238; and by Léopold de Saussure, "Le systéme astronomique des Chinois," Part V, "Changements dynastiques et réformes de la doctrine," Archives des sciences physiques et naturelles, 5th series Vol. 1, 577 ff. 9. Pan Ku, History of the Former Han Dynasty, tr. Homer H. Dubs (Baltimore, Waverly Press, 1938), Vol. 2, p. 99. 10. According to Léopold de Saussure, the Chinese did not discover the inequality of the seasons until the eighth century A. D. Op. cit., Part VIII, "Le calendrier," ASPN, 5th ser. Vol. 2 (1920), p. 338. 11. Legge, The Chinese Classics, Vol. 3: The Shoo King, pp. 19-21. 12. Herbert Chatley ...
224. Other LH III Figural Pottery [Velikovsky Archive Website]
... imitated some of the shapes and much of the ornamentation. 32 Such rediscoveries certainly fit the numerous cases where the later Greeks seem to have returned to cities, houses, wells, palaces, tombs and cult places supposedly abandoned for nearly half a millennium. 33 Still, one had to explain why only then, and at no time during the previous 500 years did the Greeks decide to return to those palaces and copy the bygone art. There is a popular notion, to which we shall return that the later Greeks, hearing Homer ? s epics, gained a new pride in their heritage, and consciously sought out the relics of the Trojan War heroes. 34 Taking that antiquarian devotion one step further, some observers have proposed that the later Greeks recognized the LH III BC ware in those places as belonging to the ? Age of Heroes,? and copied it to strengthen their ties of identity with their forebears. 35 K. de Vries has challenged that view on the reasonable that the eighth-seventh-century Greeks would not have been knowledgeable enough to identify the particular ...
... his aim is an intellectual victory over the mind of his audience.(61) This means that not all the incidents in his plays need be dramatic. Some may be debates or lessons, and the texture of his plays may be a mixture of the two, with the dramatic parts illustrating and complementing the points made in the non-dramatic ones. To teach by delight, he must invent lies, but he must do more than that-- he must also explain the meaning of the lies, and explain and explain. Homer and Vergil, for instance, were considered great rhetoricians by the Elizabethans, and Shakespeare seems clearly to be part of this tradition. He uses the theatre as a pulpit. Here, he lays out the last section of the play like a trained orator marshalling his rhetorical devices for the final attack upon his audience. The imitatio, the fable, is suppressed. Now will come almost overt proof, disproof and conclusion, in good partition, like a debate. Up to this point, he has persuaded purely by delight ...
226. CHAOS AND CREATION: CHAPTER 10: VENUS AND MARS [Quantavolution Website]
... in celestial combat [77. The Romans worshipped their first ruler, Romulus, for having joined his father, Mars, in heaven on the occasion of a cyclonic outburst. That the Romans had a longer history somewhere, perhaps indeed at Troy, is indicated by their adoration of the whole Olympic family, and the impregnation of their institutions by them. For instance, the Roman consuls served for a Venusian-length year. Greeks who survived the disorders of sky and planet chanted of the battle of the gods, in the language of Homer. Among the principal figures who engaged in conflict at Troy under the aegis of Zeus were Athena-Odysseus-Venus, Ares-Paris-Mars, and Aphrodite-Helen-Moon. Troy was only one of the many cities destroyed in this period, nor was this the first destruction of that city over the millennia. The Spartans made human sacrifices to Ares, and sacrificed dogs as well, in nocturnal offerings, to his alter ego, Enyalius. As happened in climactic celestial events of earlier times, the Martian period brought a change of calendars around the world [78. ...
227. THE LATELY TORTURED EARTH: PART III: HYDROLOGY: 13.Deluges [Quantavolution Website]
... Dechand, dwelt originally in heaven [11. He was the rivers of heaven who flowed down from the sky to earth. He was the "beloved end of the earth, ruler of the pale" and his name, too, is derived etymologically from "heaven." Jane Harrison also found that "Okeanos is much more than Ocean and of other birth." [12 He was the "daimon of the upper air," of the stratosphere, of the binary system's atmospheric plenum in our interpretation. According to Homer, the universe took the form of an egg that was girded about by Okeanos, the Generator. And Socrates in Theathetus says, "When Homer sings of the wonder of 'Ocean whence sprang the Gods and Mother Tethys' does not mean that all things are the offspring of flux and motion." [13 "Mother Tethys" is the ancient sea that in my opinion preceded the earthly oceans, and was the central body of water of Pangea, as the wholly land-covered Earth may be called. A whole subsequent paragraph ...
228. INDEX OF ALL 15 VOLUMES OF QUANTAVOLUTION AND CATASTROPHE [Quantavolution Website]
... OF MOON Chapter 10. HE WHO SHINES BY DAY THE EPITHETS OF VENUS CONGENITALITY AND HOMOLOGY ATHENA'S LAST BATTLES APPENDIX TO Chapter 10 LOGIC OF IDENTIFYING RELATIONS SUCH AS "HEPHAESTUS IS ATHENA" Chapter 11. THE BLASTED CAREER OF THE MIGHTY THE QUALITIES OF ARES THE FATAL WOUND Chapter 12. THE LAUGHING GODS MERCURY APOLLO POSEIDON HELIOS A DIVINE SENSE OF HUMOR Chapter 13. HOW THE GODS FLY THE MOVEMENTS OF THE SCENARIO ELECTRO-MECHANICS OF THE GODS Part. 3: THERAPY FOR GROUP FEAR Chapter 14. THE USES OF LANGUAGE METER AND METAPHOR HOMER: EDITOR AND PUBLISHER TRADUTTORE TRADITTORE THE THROES OF ORIGINAL PLOT HUMAN STRESS AND LANGUAGE THE RULES OF MYTHICAL LANGUAGE Chapter 15. THE BIRTH AND DEATH OF MEMORY TRAUMATIC ORIGIN OF MEMORY THE RULES OF MEMORY FORGETTING AMNESIAC PHILOSOPHERS Chapter 16. THE TRANSFIGURATION OF TRAUMA DREAMWORK SEXUALITY AND DISASTER IN ILLO TEMPORE THE KERNELS OF HISTORY Chapter 17. SETTLED SKY AND UNSETTLED MIND WHAT HOMER REMEMBERED THE PROGRESS OF SCIENCE A CLAIM OF SUCCESS FROM SAVAGERY TO SUBLIMITY Appendix: CHARACTERS OF THE BOOK GODS FIRE Moses and the Management of Exodus by ALFRED DE GRAZIA ...
229. Skeptics Dictionary, skeptic's dictionary,skeptical definitions,strange beliefs, amusing deceptions, dangerous delusions, Robert Todd Carrol,robert todd carroll, Richard Dawkins, richard dawkins, the blind watchmaker,pseudoscience, scientific bigotry,mathematical fallcy,probability and fallacy, intelligent design,evolution and pseudoscience, darwinism and pseudoscience,"> [Alternative Science Website]
... neglects to mention that the theory of synchronicity was proposed not by Jung alone but jointly with Wolfgang Pauli, who was Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton, a member of Niels Bohr's team that laid the foundations of Quantum Theory and who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1945. There thus exists a reasonable probability that the originator of synchronicity theory knew somewhat more about science than Carroll does. Asking 'what evidence is there?' for an explanatory theory that has been advanced specifically to account for previously unexplained evidence is a question even Homer Simpson would blush to ask. Occult statistics Carroll says; "Legions of parapsychologists, led by such generals as Charles Tart and Dean Radin, have also appealed to statistical anomalies as proof of ESP." But, "Skeptics are unimpressed with occult statistics that assert improbabilities for what has already happened." Carroll's scientific illiteracy finally comes out into the open here. Even his fellow 'skeptics' in CSICOP would hesitate to assert that science may only cite statistics on probability in connection with events that have not yet happened! Probability ...
230. The Great Father [The Saturn Myth] [Books]
... corn was abundant-- the cattle multiplied exceedingly." (32) Among the Hebrews, "Every king is a Messiah, and at times the hope is expressed that the king will introduce a new Golden Age. (33)" Such is the test of the just or good ruler, who brings prosperity and a fruitful earth. This belief, which seems to have held sway over the entire ancient world, receives insufficient attention from historians: it points directly to the extraordinary memory of the Universal Monarch. Consider: Homer gives as the ideal "a blameless king whose fame goes up to the wide heaven, maintaining right, and the black earth bears wheat and barley and the trees are laden with fruit, and the sheep bring forth and fail not, and the sea hives store of fish, and all from his good guidance, and the people prosper." (34) Can this be anything other than the lost age of Kronos? Why should a fertile soil confirm the righteousness of kings? The connection becomes clear once one takes ...
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