October 22nd, 2003

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.
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