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  • asteri-ston-orizonta
    03.12.2021 - 5 minutes ago
    Μια τζούρα μοναξιάς,πως αλλιώς να κοιμηθείς σου ανοίχτηκα ένα βράδυ στο πάρκο μα μην το πεις
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  • fsushie
    03.12.2021 - 5 hours ago

    been reading mythology lately

    #greek mythology #artists on tumblr
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  • korathefairy
    03.12.2021 - 6 hours ago

    So i trued out that art Ai everyone's talking about. These 2 are of the sun god Apollo.

    Achilles + Patroclus. Hades + Persephone.

    Artemis. Icarus.

    #artsy#artistic #artists on tumblr #artwork #greek myth aesthetic #greek tumblr #greek myth rp #greek mythology#greekromanart#digital art
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  • aboutanancientenquiry
    03.12.2021 - 8 hours ago

    Again on Herodotus, the tumblr egyptologists, and their associates and supporters

    My recent quotes from Jennifer T. Roberts’ “Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction” on the importance and value of Herodotus as the first historian caused an indirect reply from shatar-aethelwynn/critical-of-herodotus, the “intellectualist” associate of the tumblr egyptologists, a reply which is a true exquisite flower of the most consummate wisdom. Enjoy:

    “If “first” means “most important” than why do linguists not give attention to philology and view the complete works of Jacob Grimm to be uncontestable, psychologists not thoroughly study and approve the works of Jung and Freud, Chemists not be required to study and replicate the works of the early Alchemists, theologians of any religion be barred from reinterpreting their sacred texts or rituals in ways that do not align with the oldest & original tradition? Why do we bother researching anything? Why do we ever question, study, improve, or correct the information inherited from ancient authors? Because they’re the “first” for something, so they must be held above reproach, above critical in-depth fact-checking, above research, above derision, above ever being marked as unimportant for any even remotely related topic, right? I wonder if this “thou shalt not speak a negative word” attitude isn’t actually tied to some flavor of anti-intellectualism.”

    I see moreover that this pearl of depth of thought has been reblogged enthusiastically by rudjedet, the preeminent the-cat-worship-was-not-Egyptian-but-a-Greek-addition (!) tumblr egyptologist. 

    And one among the most idiotic followers and sycophants of the same group (ritterum) has clarified that all this was about “greekbitch” (as these brilliant minds and noble souls call me, a word which obviously has nothing to do with ethnic slurs...).

    shatar was so proud for her intellectual achievement and its reception by her friends that she doubled down with a second text in the same vein, which unfortunately is too confused and boring to be reproduced here. 

    So, all this feud between me and the tumblr egyptologists would be because I would sacralize Herodotus and I believe that he would be above criticism?

    Or Jennifer T. Roberts, an eminent classicist coming from the feminist movement, would claim that Herodotus is “above question, research, study, improvement, correction, fact-checking, in-depth criticism” just because he was “the first”, as shatar rhetorically and self-righteously asks?

    Nope.

    On the contrary, the obvious truth is that shatar’s text is fallacious, dishonest, and ludicrous.

    I remind here that my feud with the group of tumblr egyptologists and their supporters (among them shatar) started one year ago not because I have claimed that Herodotus is above criticism, but because I have proposed that Herodotus, although not flawless by our contemporary standards, was  a great pioneer and deserves some respect for this. 

    This notion of mine has been rejected with scorn and anger by the tumblr egyptologists, on the basis that Herodotus’ work -on Egypt, but also more generally- would be always wrong, valueless, deceptive, and a major source of historical distortions (I don’t want to reproduce here all the sad antics and acts of cultural vandalism of terribly low level performed on this site against Herodotus by this group of people, or to remind the facts about their outrageous campaigns for the assasination of my character, for my expulsion from this site, and even for ...criminal prosecutions against me!).

    Now, I have established on this blog of mine and through many references to solid academic authorities that the work of Herodotus, although of course it bears the mark of his epoch and is not flawless by our modern standards, is of cardinal importance because of its very innovative and groundbreaking character, which opened new ways to the intellectual progress, that’s why it is of everlasting value, a true ktema es aei for humanity. This does not mean of course that the way and methodology of writing history have not evolved a lot since Herodotus (but on the other hand it is beyond doubt that reading and revisiting a fundamental text as the Histories is a useful and fruitful exercise for modern historians, even for those who do not specialize in ancient history). And for me, if people with such crucial intellectual contributions like Herodotus should not be idolized or sacralized, they should be at least respected and appreciated, not vandalized, as the tumblr egyptologists have done to him, with shatar’s suppport and with the approving howlings of their ignorant fanbase.

    I have also proved more particularly concerning Egypt, again through references to eminent scholars (Egyptologists), that Herodotus’ work is, despite all the difficulties of his encounter with the Egyptian civilization, the product of true research and a very interesting and useful, although of course not flawless, source for the Egypt of the Late Period. In other words, the claims of the tumblr egyptologists that Herodotus’ work on Egypt would be “always wrong” and a concoction of fabrications, lies, and distortions are totally and laughably mistaken. Moreover, I wonder what kind of egyptologists are those who are totally unaware of the fact that Herodotus is one of the main and perhaps the best available source on the -so important for the Egyptian civilization- practice of mummification...

    But of course the tumblr egyptologists and shatar do not have the intellectual honesty to admit all this. That’s why shatar has recourse to cheap, dishonest, but also rather naive tricks, with use of very crude versions of the strawman argument and of the practice of “moving the goalposts”: all the claims about the total lack of value of Herodotus’ work, about its deceptive and distorting nature, all the erstwhile proudly claimed acts of anti-Herodotus vandalism disappear from the record in shatar’s last text. On the contrary, what shatar presents now is the spectacle of a battle between on the one hand some obsessive people who sacralize Herodotus and believe that he is absolutely unerring, above criticism, and the nec plus ultra in historiography, and on the other hand the brave proponents of the scholarly spirit (the tumblr egyptologists and shatar...), who claim only the right to criticize everything and to advance scholarship beyond established dogmas and inherited authorities! Thus, what was at stake in the whole disagreement, the respective positions of the parties, but also the so many scholarly references that back my point of view on the value and importance of Herodotus’ work and refute the claims of the tumblr egyptologists about its lack of value and harmful influence conveniently disappear from sight, in favor of a, sad and ridiculous at the same time, totally distorted and imaginary presentation of things. But of course all this is nothing else but an epitome of intellectual dishonesty and of very low level in the confrontation of ideas from shatar’s part. Nothing to be surprised of course, given the terrible prejudice and obsession of this person not only against Herodotus, but more generally against the classics and the Greeks as people and civilization (I don’t want to reproduce here again the truly bizarre things that she has written about these matters in the past).

    I add that shatar’s comparisons of Herodotus’ work with the work of the alchemists are very unfortunate and betray a very deficient understanding of what is at stake: the works of alchemists are of no use for the modern chemist, except for the historian of science, and alchemy as approach on the natural world was based on wrong principles and led to a dead end. On the contrary, Herodotus’ work laid the bases for the subject, aims, and methodology of history. Later historians built on these achievements, leaving behind the theological aspect of his work and developping further his critical method, although it is noticeable that Herodotus has a broader approach about what is history than his more “positivist” successors, an approach which includes cultural and social history and is appreciated for this reason a lot the last decades by historians, ethnographers, and anthropologists. Moreover, Herodotus’ work remains a fundamental source for the history of the ancient world, and a source which has not yet given all its fruit, especially when combined with the study of non-Greek sources. 

    #herodotus#greek classics#tumblr egyptologists #shatar/critical of herodotus #father of history #jennifer t. roberts
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  • periplanwmenoi
    03.12.2021 - 9 hours ago

    late night stories 🌌🔮

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  • a-girl-withabroken-heart
    02.12.2021 - 12 hours ago

    Ο ουρανός με μαγεύει. Με κάνει να πιστεύω πως όλα μια μέρα θα ναι τόσο όμορφα και γαλήνια όσο και τα χρώματα του.

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  • mple-selhnhh
    02.12.2021 - 13 hours ago

    Μονόλογος

    Όμως δε φτάνει πια η σιωπή.

    Δε φτάνουν πια τα λόγια.

    -Τίτος Πατρίκιος

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  • legontasthgnwmhmou
    02.12.2021 - 14 hours ago

    Μια σκέψη. Στο τιντερ όλοι λένε ότι είναι φυσιοθεραπευτες. Όλοι. Όλοι. Ή μας δουλεύουν ή αυτός ο κλάδος θα έχει πολλούς ανέργους 🙂

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  • stroumfucku
    02.12.2021 - 14 hours ago

    Η πόλη που πνίγει τα παιδιά της, η πόλη που τα παιδιά της πνίγονται μέσα σε αυτή. Η πόλη που ο ένας πνίγει τον άλλον. Η πόλη που όλοι πνιγόμαστε.

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  • syrmataki
    02.12.2021 - 15 hours ago

    Γεια σου Γιώργο.

    Γιώργο γεια σου.

    Δεν ξέρω ποια είναι η καλύτερη προσφώνηση για να ξεκινήσω, οπότε θα επιλέξω αυτό που δεν μου φαίνεται τόσο ειρωνικό.

    Οπότε , Γεια σου Γιώργο.

    Αποφάσισα να σου γράψω ,εν και έλεγα πως δεν θα ασχοληθώ άλλο . Ας το πάρουμε απο το τέλος και ας πάμε στην αρχή αυτή τη φορά.

    Λυπάμαι για την άποψη που έχεις για εμένα, λυπάμαι για την άποψη που είχες για εμένα πριν καν με γνωρίσεις , τι άδικο εεεε; Να σε κρίνουν χωρίς να ξέρουν , να κρινουν χωρίς να γνωρίζουν τις καταστάσεις, να σε κρίνου απο λόγια άλλον . Περισσότερο όμως λυπάμαι που δεν θα έχω την ευκαιρία να σου αλλάξω την άποψη που έχεις για εμένα , αν και δεν ξέρω κατα πόσο αξίζει. λυπάμαι που δεν θα έχω την ευκαιρία να σου δείξω την Μάρθα. Την Μάρθα που όταν θέλει κάτι ή κάποιον δίνει όλο της το είναι .

    Κάθομαι και σκέφτομαι σε επανάληψη τα λόγια που τόσο με πόνεσαν , και με πόνεσαν γιατί δεν έφταιγα κάπου . Εσυ με πλησίασες Γιώργο απο τι θυμάσαι , εσυ με πλησίασες με ψέματα, εσυ με πλησίασες έχοντας ήδη γνώμη και άποψη απο αλλού. Δεν είχες καν το θάρρος ακόμα και οταν σου δόθηκε η ευκαιρια να γίνεις ειλικρινής . Με έκρινες χωρίς να γνωρίζεις τις καταστάσεις της ζωής μου . Είπες πως δεν είμαι για σχέση . Με χαρακτήρισες άσχημα ,Γιατί γιώργο; , επειδή ήθελα κάτι; Επειδή πέρασα καλά ή επειδή πλασάρω τον εαυτό μου να δείχνει πως ειμαι καλά. Να θυμασαι πως ο κάθε άνθρωπος αντιδράει αλλιώς στις καταστάσεις. ίσως εαν μου είχες δώσει την ευκαιρία να γνωριστούμε λίγο παραπάνω να γνώριζες γιατί πήρα κάποιες αποφάσης και γιατί δεν πήρα κατάκαρδα κάποιες απο αυτές. όμως βλέπεις Γιώργο όπως διάβασα κάπου ΄και μου ήρθες στο μυαλό το φαίνεσθαι αλλάζει το είναι όμως όχι γιώργο. Και έγω μπορεί να φαίνομαι όλα αυτα που με χαρακτληρισες αλλά ξέρω πολύ καλα οτι δεν είμαι , η διαφορά μας εδώ είναι πως εσύ έδειξες κάτι τελέιως άλλο απο αυτό που είσαι. Και ξέρεις ποιο είναι το χειρότερο οτι δεν είχες καν το θάρρος να μου τα πείς απο κοντά όλα αυτά...

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  • taxidiarapsuxh
    02.12.2021 - 16 hours ago

    Παρακαλω τ@ καθεν@ απο εσας να προσεχει. Ζουμε σε μια εποχη που απ οτι φαινεται ο καθε αυτοαποκαλούμενος αντρας , τον οποιο η κοινωνια συγχαίρει και επιβραβεύει , θεωρει σωστο το να επιβαλει τις αποψεις του στους υπολοιπους. Πρωτη φορα μου συμβαινει αυτο και δεν διστάζω να σας πω πως αληθεια τρομαξα. Ενιωσα ευάλωτη και σαν να κινδυνεύω. Εγω. Που το βίωσα αυτο μεσω του διαδικτύου. Εκεινη τη στιγμη σκεφτηκα ολ@ τ@ υπολοιπ@ που εχουν βιώσει αυτο το γεγονος απο κοντα , διχως να εχουν το προνόμιο του block ή της αναφορας. Η καρδια μου αληθεια ραγισε και μονο στη σκεψη. Σας παρακαλω να προσεχετε τους εαυτους σας. Αξίζετε πολλα περισσοτερα. Μη φοβηθείτε ποτέ, εχετε όλο τον κόσμο διπλα σας

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  • romadikh
    02.12.2021 - 17 hours ago

    day 206

    για 'κεινα τα βράδια στην ταράτσα

    που περάσαμε με παρέα τα τσιγάρα

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  • ematha-na-peftw
    02.12.2021 - 17 hours ago

    Μια μέρα σου χα πει

    "Μ'αρέσει η μουσική.

    Μ'αρέσει και η τέχνη,

    Μα ν'ασχολούμαι δεν με παίρνει"

    Με ρώτησες γιατί

    Και έπεσε σιωπή.

    "Άμα είχα μια ευχή,

    Θα ανταλλάζαμε ψυχή.

    Θα κατάφερνες να δεις,

    Χωρίς να σε ενοχλεί κανείς,

    Πως ο κόσμος είν' τραχύς".

    Άνθρωποι με τάσεις φυγής.

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  • xaospanoramiko
    02.12.2021 - 18 hours ago

    Αυτές οι μέρες,είναι οι μέρες που δεν αλλάζω ούτε σφαίρες…

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