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20 March 2007



Another resource in the Hamilton/Thornton tradition (albeit a but tangentially) is this page describing the family tree of the ancient Greek Gods: (don't forget to look at the large image of the tree, too).


Ha ha! Stavros, you cannot help covering your Christian butt but I, and you, know you are fighting a losing battle.



Thanks for the link.


Either someone pretending to be you wrote this comment or you are morphing into the Anglo-Saxon caricature you abhor so much. Nevertheless, I am always available to respond when you have something worthwhile to contribute.


The latest comments by the President of SAE are very encouraging.


Here's the link:


Thanks for publishing Professor Thornton's interview. The relevance of classical Greek civilization and philosophy of politics become even more sharply defined as we watch the collapse of "international politics" and the anomic behavior of many "international actors," including, and primarily, that of the United States. The sad fact remains that it is the Greeks -- who never fail to invoke their history -- who are leading in NOT recognizing the lessons our ancestors so abundantly provided. The current visit by Bakoyannis to Washington is such a glaring demonstration of exactly this attitude. The particulars of this visit are instructive.


Thanks Stavros. That SAE link is absoloutely hilarius. Andrew Athens has presided over an organisation of monumental incompetance whilst he has done more work for the Jewish Lobby than for the Greek.


Yes, Hermes, you are right as always.

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