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Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore
PRNewswire ^ | Sep. 14, 2005 | Melanie Pope of Renault Communications

Posted on 10/09/2005 8:29:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

While Hughes explores the Late Bronze Age reality behind the story of Helen, she takes in some of the most beautiful scenery of the ancient world, from the magnificent citadel at Mycenae to the spectacular site of the shrine to Helen, high in the hills above Sparta. She also tastes the food of the ancient world -- based on the latest archaeological research -- and discovers how the conflict in Helen's name would really have been fought. Working with weapons experts and accurate replicas of chariots pulled by local gypsy horses, Hughes experiences firsthand how chariots and archers battled beneath the still looming walls of Troy.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archaeology; getyourfreakon; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; history; trojanwar
Goddess, Princess, Whore? Sounds like a prom date to me. Thanks Blam for the pointer to an unmentionable source for this story.

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1 posted on 10/09/2005 8:29:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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I could watch Bettany Hughes walk away from camera in those tight jeans, all day long. But maybe it's just me. She's not a pretty woman, but tally ho anyway. Thanks again to Blam for pointing it out. Note: the local PBS affiliate will broadcast the show on Wednesday the 12th of October.
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2 posted on 10/09/2005 8:33:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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apparently the one on the right is available now (possibly an import); the one on the left will be out late in November, just in time for Christmas.

Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore
Helen of Troy:
Goddess, Princess, Whore

by Bettany Hughes
Helen of Troy:
Goddess, Princess, Whore

by Bettany Hughes


3 posted on 10/09/2005 8:37:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Helen of Troy

Wednesday, October 12, 9:00pm

CHANNEL 35 (WGVU)

British historian Bettany Hughes tours the eastern Mediterranean in search of facts behind the legends of “the face that launched a thousand ships,” exploring the ways Greeks made love and war circa 1300 B.C.

CC, Stereo, Letterboxed TVPG


4 posted on 10/09/2005 8:38:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Acclaimed presenter of historic documentaries, Bettany Hughes, embarks on a journey across the eastern Mediterranean to discover the truth about HELEN OF TROY, the woman blamed for causing the Trojan War. Following weapons experts, the two-hour film shows how the conflict in Helen's name would have been fought, unraveling the reality from the myths and putting flesh on "the face that launched a thousand ships."
Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore by Bettany Hughes

5 posted on 10/09/2005 8:40:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Bettany Hughes also did this a few years back. That's where I glimpsed those jeans. But anyway, I've got a full review of this on Amazon, and in short (for those who think browser cookies are part of creeping socialism) I highly recommend it, not least because of the concise summary of the Peloponnesian War.

The Spartans The Spartans
with Bettany Hughes


6 posted on 10/09/2005 8:43:14 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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The weird thing is, 21 people have viewed this topic so far, and only one has posted. ;') Seven times.


7 posted on 10/09/2005 8:48:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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In Search of the Real Troy
Saudi Aramco World | January/February 2005 Volume 56, Number 1
Graham Chandler, Photographed by Ergun Cagata
Posted on 02/20/2005 2:33:23 PM PST by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1347422/posts

Was There a Trojan War?
Archaeology | May/June 2004 | Manfred Korfmann
Posted on 07/29/2004 11:43:38 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1181498/posts


8 posted on 10/09/2005 8:57:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

The weird thing is, 21 people have viewed this topic so far, and only one has posted. ;') Seven times.
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Two can't be as bad as one.

The problem could be that it's the curse of Homer. He couldn't be happy with that abomination of a movie made recently that had the effrontery to call itself "Troy".

The again it might be this inane quote from the Brit involved with the documentary in question:

"Every Greek man is still in love with Helen"---sheesh that's dumb.


9 posted on 10/09/2005 9:06:23 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: SunkenCiv

I was married to somebody like her, but she cost me my ship.

My beloved Georgia Peach, a 36' ketch I sailed half way around the world on.


10 posted on 10/09/2005 9:10:16 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh and did I mention I prefer Homer's version of the this saga...not pulp history hyperbole by Bett.

Helen was not a whore...that's creepy by any standard. By writing this Bett is acting like one though.


11 posted on 10/09/2005 9:17:58 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: U S Army EOD; eleni121; SunkenCiv
Helen of Thomas: The Face That Launched a Thousand Quips


12 posted on 10/09/2005 9:19:32 PM PDT by Charles Henrickson (Trojan tagline.)
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To: Charles Henrickson

Isn't she precious...wars have certainly been extended with threats of females like her....who would want to come home to her...


13 posted on 10/09/2005 9:22:58 PM PDT by eleni121 ('Thou hast conquered, O Galilean!' (Julian the Apostate))
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To: Charles Henrickson

I just threw up on my keyboard.


14 posted on 10/09/2005 10:20:22 PM PDT by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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15 posted on 10/10/2005 12:38:17 AM PDT by alessandrofiaschi
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To: SunkenCiv
An interesting post. Balded headed, bare breasted ... hmmmm. fwiw, here is Ms. Hughes:

And here is a bit about her:

Following a scholarship to Oxford, Bettany has had a sequence of extraordinary life experiences. On the trail of mother-earth figurines she found herself in Romania during the whirlwind and carnage of the revolutions. Bettany wrote about her experiences and as a result has maintained a parallel career as a print journalist and is published regularly in the Times, the Sunday Times and the Daily Mail. She has dived off the coast of Asia Minor to prove how the production of purple dye shaped international politics in the Bronze Age, and just last week, during the recording of a radio documentary for the BBC about the mediaeval queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, she was thrown off a galloping horse while imagining what it must have been like for Eleanor to ride into the crusades dressed as an Amazon.

Bettany has a keen interest in communicating her passion for the past to as broad an audience as possible. As a result she has worked on a number of social inclusion projects in the inner cities as well as presenting her prime-time history programmes on television and radio.

The relevance and popularity of her ideas and programmes have meant that film projects such as The Spartans (C4/PBS) have had a great success internationally. The DVD of The Spartans and the accompanying book are now on the Amazon best-seller list.

Bettany is currently writing a book on Helen of Troy which will be published in the UK, the US, Germany, Italy and Greece. She goes into production on a major TV series to accompany the book this autumn.

Her programme - on the Minoan Civilisation, will be broadcast 7 - 9 on Saturday Nov 6th. Channel 4.

Bettany juggles her professional commitments with raising a young family. She has an excellent track-record as a speaker, and has worked very successfully with clients that include Oxford University, the Boards of Multi-Nationals and National Museums.

From here: http://www.womenspeakers.co.uk/speakerdetail.asp?speakerid=62

But not a word about her her marriage, her husband....

interesting..

16 posted on 10/10/2005 4:30:35 AM PDT by gobucks (http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/classics/students/Ribeiro/Laocoon.htm)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting.


17 posted on 10/10/2005 6:32:39 AM PDT by Dustbunny (Jihadist, they want to die for Islam, we need to help them achieve that goal.)
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To: gobucks
From:
http://www.arlingtonenterprises.co.uk/pages/container.cfm?aid=38

Another photo of her:

18 posted on 10/10/2005 8:06:00 AM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: SunkenCiv
She travels from the city where Helen is said to have been born, Sparta in the mountains of Greece, to the archaeological site in modern Turkey that will be forever linked with the war fought in her name: Troy.

This is slightly off-topic:
I saw a brief news report a couple of days ago about sick birds in Turkey, and was actually suprised to see that turkeys in Turkey had contracted avian flu from migrating birds.

19 posted on 10/10/2005 9:27:56 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

Turkey has turkeys? Must be transplants. I wonder if Turkey celebrates Thanksgiving?


20 posted on 10/10/2005 9:57:41 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just think how different history would have been for the American Indian if Columbus had been looking for Turkey instead of India.


21 posted on 10/10/2005 10:02:23 AM PDT by U S Army EOD (LET ME KNOW WHERE HANOI JANE FONDA IS WHEN SHE TOURS)
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You really need to stop now.

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22 posted on 10/10/2005 10:13:00 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: U S Army EOD

:') funny you should mention that...

Weighing the Columbus Cargo
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23 posted on 10/10/2005 10:23:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: eleni121

A lot of people don't realize that Helen's last name was Bach, which explains the dedication at the beginning of the Iliad.

[rimshot!]

The classics never wear out.


24 posted on 10/10/2005 10:34:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: gobucks

Maybe she prefers bald headed, bare brea- nope, never mind. ;')

Laocoön and His Son
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25 posted on 10/10/2005 10:36:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: AFPhys; ValerieUSA

Of course, she'd be much prettier if her hair were red.


26 posted on 10/10/2005 10:39:43 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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The Memoirs of Helen of Troy: A Novel The Memoirs of
Helen of Troy:
A Novel

by Amanda Elyot


27 posted on 10/10/2005 10:43:57 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot:
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28 posted on 10/10/2005 3:04:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Turkey has turkeys? Must be transplants. I wonder if Turkey celebrates Thanksgiving?
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Considering what happens to turkeys on Thanksgiving, probably not.

Might be a national day of mourning.


29 posted on 10/11/2005 3:15:56 PM PDT by Cheburashka
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To: Cheburashka

Good point. Pass the dressing.


30 posted on 10/11/2005 7:20:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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related:

Road Project Strikes Tomb (Mycenaean - Greece)
Kathimerini | 2-15-2004
Posted on 02/15/2004 11:13:16 AM PST by blam
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1078684/posts?page=1


31 posted on 10/18/2005 10:52:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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This is from a couple of months ago, although it seems less recent than that.

Technology in Ancient Greece -- Draining projects in the lake Kopaida
Dina Baga homepage | last updated Novembre 28, 1997 | Dina Baga
Posted on 08/26/2005 8:36:12 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1471254/posts


32 posted on 10/18/2005 11:18:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Down with Dhimmicrats! I last updated by FR profile on Sunday, August 14, 2005.)
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33 posted on 11/28/2009 9:15:09 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Oh, you update the GGG info, and that sent me off to Amazon.com to buy a book. Yeah. LOL.


34 posted on 11/28/2009 9:29:42 AM PST by Knitting A Conundrum (Without the Constitution, there is no America!)
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