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Minotaurs! - Impressions and Expressions of Ijon
October 22nd, 2003
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Minotaurs!
So, the Powers That Elk decreed that I can't take the Middle Ages Tutorial as a 'panoramic', so I must take a different one. I ended up taking From the Labyrinth to Troy: An Introduction to Aegean Culture, taught by the young Dr. Assaf Yasur-Landau, whom I had heard speak at that conference on the Philistines. He delivered an excellent talk on the age-old question "who were the Philistines, where did they come from?" maybe they came from next door. Um, sorry about that. Anyhow, he talked about the question by explaining where they could not have come from, according to textual and archaeological indications. It was interesting, and he knows his stuff. I can't wait.

Current Mood: better
Current Music: Satin Whale -- Perception

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From:mux2000
Date:October 22nd, 2003 06:22 am (UTC)

You have a talent

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to take the good out of potential disappointments. Good for you!
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From:kritzit
Date:October 22nd, 2003 07:52 am (UTC)

Next door?

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Penguins don't come from next door...
They come from the Antarctics!
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From:ygurvitz
Date:October 22nd, 2003 09:08 am (UTC)

Ni!

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I still think you should take the Elgazi course, even if you won't get credit for it. It's close to a religious experience.
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From:ijon
Date:October 22nd, 2003 09:19 am (UTC)

Re: Ni!

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I want to take the course. But I'm trying to be practical, too. I need to keep my schedule free enough to allow me to work (paying rent this year!), and to leave time for my other pursuits, which I have woefully neglected in the previous school year.

I really hope I can take the tutorial next year. If I won't be able to, I may just stick around an extra semester to take all those yummy courses I've missed.
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From:goliard
Date:October 22nd, 2003 01:34 pm (UTC)

so...

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What'd he say about the Philistines?
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From:novartza
Date:October 23rd, 2003 06:38 am (UTC)

Philistines

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Didn't they come from Crete?
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