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Friday, 17 July 2015

A E Stallings, The Trials of Greece; Hints of Homeric Greece

"In a sense, if you've seen one Doric column, you have seen them all. Fifth-century Athens seems an irretrievably distant past to me. On the other hand hand, aspects of Homeric Greece sometimes feel as fresh as yesterday. There are scenes in modern Greece at almost no remove: The wildflowers and the countryside and the sea, the feast of lamb and bread and wine, words still in everyday parlance that were spoken by Achilles".

 A.E.Stallings in Kindled Terraces, American Poets in Greece, 2004 (page 150).

Hints of Homeric Greece (photos by JP):

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