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  • The First English Translation of ‘The Odyssey’ by a Woman Was Worth the Wait

    11/17/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 | Madeline Miller
    Attempting a new translation of “The Odyssey” is like directing “Hamlet.” Much of your audience knows the work well, and they take their seats with entrenched expectations and the intonations of favorite performances reverberating in their heads. At the same time, though, you will have audience members who have never seen the play, for whom you provide the introduction to a giant of Western literature. And let us not forget those who are there under duress, dreading the upcoming hours of boredom. You must find a way to speak to all these disparate groups, sneaking past the defenses of the...
  • Edwardsville man who threatened to assassinate Trump could be sentenced to prison

    11/06/2017 6:53:31 PM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Belleville News Democrat ^ | 11/6/17 | Kara Berg
    An Edwardsville man who pleaded guilty to threatening to assassinate President Trump on Facebook may face up to five years in federal prison. Joseph L. Pickett published multiple posts on Facebook, threatening to “take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm” against Trump, according to a criminal complaint filed with the charges in June. “Before I die I want our president and congress to sign a treaty to never side with Russia or any enemy of the United States of America! If one will then that person deserves to be shot,” his post read. “Guess what Trump?...
  • Cops Accused of Intentionally Mowing Down Groundhog in Golf Cart

    08/07/2016 8:09:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 58 replies
    NBC 4 Washington ^ | August 5, 2016 | Associated Press/NBC 4 Washington
    Two police officers in upstate New York have been suspended as authorities investigate claims the cops used a golf cart to run down and kill a groundhog during a police union's golf tournament. Witnesses reported seeing the two men chase a groundhog near one of the holes at the Frear Park Golf Course in the city of Troy last Friday afternoon, authorities said. The animal was killed when the cart ran over it.
  • In Search of the Real Troy

    02/20/2005 2:33:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 1,322+ views
    Saudi Aramco World ^ | January/February 2005 Volume 56, Number 1 | Graham Chandler, Photographed by Ergun Cagata
    It was then that Swiss scholar Emil Forrer deciphered newly discovered writings from the Hittite Empire to the east, finding two place-names—Wilusa and Taruisa—that sounded convincingly like the Hittite way of writing "Wilios" (the Greek name for the site was "Ilion") and "Troia" (Troy). He also found a treaty, from the early 13th century BC, between the Hittite king Muwatalli and a king of "Wilusa" named Alaksandu. The king’s name, Forrer added, recalls the name of the Trojan prince Alexander—called Paris in Homer’s Iliad. Critics pooh-poohed, conceding that a place named Wilusa may have existed, but where was it on...
  • Boise's 'Apprentice' still on the Trump Train

    05/20/2016 12:29:42 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    KTVB.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Mark Johnson KTVB
    [The Apprentice].... in 2004.... Boise’s Troy McClain was the darling of the country. That didn’t stop when Trump uttered the famous “You’re fired” words. Trump said, ... it was one of the most difficult firings of his career. But, being fired by the man who became his mentor and philanthropic inspiration wouldn’t stop the meteoric rise for McClain. "Trump would talk about being a job creator,” ... “He would say ‘Troy you need to be a job creator.' And I'd say; 'Naw, I'm a speaker, ... And he'd say ‘You are a solo-preneur... a job creator!' " McClain formed Troy...
  • Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos Could Be a Gateway to Civilizations

    10/27/2015 1:02:44 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 26, 2015 | By Nicholas Wade
    Archaeologists digging at Pylos, an ancient city on the southwest coast of Greece, have discovered the rich grave of a warrior who was buried at the dawn of European civilization. He lies with a yardlong bronze sword and a remarkable collection of gold rings, precious jewels and beautifully carved seals. Archaeologists expressed astonishment at the richness of the find and its potential for shedding light on the emergence of the Mycenaean civilization, the lost world of Agamemnon, Nestor, Odysseus and other heroes described in the epics of Homer. “Probably not since the 1950s have we found such a rich tomb,”...
  • Huge Show of Support for Troy Police Officer Released from Hospital

    08/26/2015 10:18:10 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 3 replies
    TWC News ^ | August 25, 2015 | By Jon Dougherty
    ALBANY, N.Y. -- It wasn't just Troy police officers showing their support for Officer Chad Klein. As he walked out of Albany Medical Center, he was surrounded by fellow officers and K9s from agencies across the Capital Region. "As dark as Saturday was, today we're on the other end of the spectrum," said Troy Police Chief John Tedesco. Troy Police Chief John Tedesco says there's still shock within his department about what transpired Saturday night, but as dangerous as it may be, his officers have a job to do. "It's concern now for every officer going out the door, is...
  • The Roberts Trap Is Sprung

    01/03/2014 4:49:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 2, 2014 | Bill Dunne
    One of the most overlooked aspects of the year just ended is the vindication of Chief Justice John Roberts -- a vindication that showed up as the national catastrophe known as ObamaCare got rolling. Roberts may have also doomed Hillary Clinton's chance to live in the White House again. The chief justice, an appointee of President George W. Bush and reputedly a constitutionalist in his jurisprudence, set his diabolical trap (diabolical to Democrats) on June 28, 2012, when he joined with the four liberal justices on the Supreme Court to uphold the constitutionality of ObamaCare. Conservatives and Republicans across the...
  • Learning the Lessons from the Fall of Troy

    04/24/2015 11:12:50 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 13 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | April 24, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    As the 2016 election approaches, have we learned anything from history? On April 24, 1184 B.C., as legend has it, the Trojans looked out over their city wall, and saw the Greek ships sailing away, the Greeks apparently having given up after ten long years of war. All that was left was a horse. A great big, huge, heavy, beautiful horse statue on wheels, bearing a note, reading “The Greeks dedicate this thank-offering to Athena for their return home.” Well, the Trojans were no fools; they saw a great big piece of art, obviously the result of great work and...
  • Law firm: Dinosaur cheating tipped workers

    03/29/2015 1:00:29 PM PDT · by Kenny500c · 42 replies
    Albany Times-Union ^ | March 29, 2015 | Lauren Stanforth
    A New York City law firm known for filing class action lawsuits on behalf of chain restaurant workers is going after Dinosaur Bar-B-Que for what it says is the systemic underpayment of tipped workers like servers and bartenders. The law firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer said it has filed a class action lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York involving all six New York state Dinosaur Bar-B-Que locations, including the one opened in Troy in 2010. Dinosaur has made tipped workers spend at least 20 percent of their time doing non-tippable work — like rolling...
  • Happy New Year!

    01/02/2015 6:46:05 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 1, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    My old alma mater—the University of Scranton—recently made the news with a year-old study on New Year’s resolutions. Richard Asa reported in the Chicago Tribune on December 16, 2014 that “a 2013 University of Scranton study found that 8 percent of people achieve their New Year's goals. Part of the reason: Resolutions are often not accompanied by an achievable or realistic plan, says Carrie Krawiec, executive director of the Michigan Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic in Troy, Mich.” “When it comes to children, ‘parents can start by helping (them) set reasonable...
  • Gunning for God: Troy, N.Y. pastor to hold church raffle for AR-15-type rifle

    03/09/2014 5:04:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, March 6, 2014 9:27 PM | Glenn Bain and Rich Schapiro
    Praise the Lord—and pass the ammunition! An upstate pastor is planning to give away an unholy raffle prize at an upcoming service: an AR-15 assault rifle. “We’re honoring gun owners and hunters,” the Rev. John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, told the Daily News. “And we’re being a blessing and a help to people who have been attacked, viciously attacked, by socialists and anti-Christian people—the politicians and the media.” […] “I think it’s sending the wrong message entirely,” said the Rev. Willie Bacote, a pastor of Missing Link AME Zion Church in Troy and a prominent anti-gun...
  • District's P.E. Teachers Average Tens of Thousands of Dollars More Than Math and Science Employees

    03/05/2013 12:27:58 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In the Wayne-Westland Community Schools, high school math teachers are the lowest paid as a group and make on average almost $25,000 less a year than the physical education teachers. The high school science teachers make $11,000 less than the district’s gym teachers on average. The salaries are set by a six-year teacher’s contract Wayne-Westland agreed to in 2008 and runs through 2014. The salary schedule determines pay solely by years of experience and education background. On average, physical education teachers were the highest paid group and made $78,675 a year. Teacher gross salaries can also include pay for extracurricular...
  • Incredible, Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad

    03/01/2013 8:36:12 AM PST · by STD · 1 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 02/28/2013 | Noah Wiener
    Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad This 3-inch-high bronze statue from Crete, dating to the early seventh century B.C.E., depicts a young boy and a blind musician. According to ancient tradition, Homer was a blind poet. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Incredible, Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad

    03/01/2013 8:35:53 AM PST · by STD · 8 replies
    Biblical Archaeology Review ^ | 02/28/2013 | Noah Wiener
    Epic Genes: Dating The Iliad This 3-inch-high bronze statue from Crete, dating to the early seventh century B.C.E., depicts a young boy and a blind musician. According to ancient tradition, Homer was a blind poet. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • La Bastida unearths 4,200-year-old fortification, unique in continental Europe

    10/06/2012 6:42:28 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 24 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | September 27, 2012 | Maria Jesus Delgado
    ...The discovery, together with all other discoveries made in recent years, reaffirm that the city was the most advanced settlement in Europe in political and military terms during the Bronze Age (ca. 4,200 years ago -2,200 BCE-), and is comparable only to the Minoan civilisation of Crete... The fortification consisted of a wall measuring two to three metres thick, built with large stones and lime mortar and supported by thick pyramid-based towers located at short distances of some four metres. The original height of the defensive wall was approximately 6 or 7 metres. Until now six towers have been discovered...
  • Amazon Warrior Women

    08/04/2004 8:51:53 PM PDT · by blam · 30 replies · 5,400+ views
    PBS ^ | Current | PBS
    Amazon Warrior WomenThis painting on a Greek vase depicts an Amazon woman warrior on horseback engaged in battle.Amazons in myth: History's first mention of a race of warrior women comes in Homer's ILIAD, an account of the Trojan War, probably written in the 8th to the 7th century B.C. Homer's Amazons, a race of fierce women who mated with vanquished male foes and kept only the female children they bore, were believed to occupy the area around the Black Sea. Amazon women also crop up in other Greek myths. One of the labors of Hercules, for example, required him to...
  • 5,000-year-old Venus figure found in Canakkale

    10/02/2009 8:11:42 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 25 replies · 1,344+ views
    Today's Zaman ^ | Friday, September 25, 2009 | unattributed
    A 5,000-year-old Venus figure and a seal have been found in an excavation. A 5,000-year-old Venus figure has been found as part of an excavation being carried out in Çanakkale's Ezine district. The excavation began in the field three weeks ago in cooperation with Germany's University of Tübingen. Assistant Professor Rüstem Aslan, who is vice head of the excavation, told the Anatolia news agency that the aim of the dig is to find settlements outside Troy from the Bronze Age. Some interesting findings have been unearthed during the excavation, Aslan said. "We found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure, which used to...
  • New York Democrats Shield Election-Rigging, Convicted Felon [mic cord pulled during public meeting]

    04/10/2012 2:38:46 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 10, 2012 | Rusty Weiss
    (...) Question by Premo: “And you said a few minutes ago that you realize you committed crimes in this case. Is that correct?” Answer by McGrath: “I have been told, yes.” This candid admission according to Gordon, "is in clear violation of the Troy City Charter due to his “disorderly conduct” as outlined in Article VII, subsection C-31." (...) Video of the incident can be seen below, with the relevant portion beginning at 28:33. As Gordon begins reading his letter, McGrath can be seen sitting to the left of the viewer's point of view, and is seen motioning to Kopka...
  • Effort to Recall Troy (MI) Mayor Moves Forward; Group Plans to Start Collecting Signatures

    03/02/2012 11:22:15 AM PST · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    troypatch.com ^ | 3-1-12 | TroyPatch
    Would you vote to recall Mayor Daniels? Yes No I'm not sure