Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 29, 2008, 15:05|
Lars Finsen wrote:
> R A Brown wrote:
>> quoting me:
>> > For example, I doubt if Christianity would have taken hold.
>> Why on earth not?? After all *here* it precisely was in the
>> Greek-speaking and thoroughly hellenized east that Christianity did
>> take off!
>> But may be it's best not pursue this as we may easily trespass into
>> the minefield of "cross and crown."
> You may be right, but before we are stopped, let me just briefly explain
> why. I think it needed a powerful and seemingly invincible empire,
> particularly one with good communications. Otherwise people seeking
> power or seeking refuge from an oppressive life would just have
> exploited ordinary outlets.
I understand. I am assuming that the 'Hellenic Empire' did in fact set
up a road network at least as comprehensive as the Roman one *here* and
that at the time Christ the empire was as powerful and seemingly as
invincible as the Roman one.
> I got the impression that your Hellenistic
> empire crumbled just like the historical one did. Maybe I just read too
No, no - I mention its bringing Gaul and eventually Britain under its
control. The eventual break-up occurs because of the same or similar
external pressures that afflicted the western Roman empire, i.e during
the 5th & 6th centuries CE.
Perhaps I'd better rewrite the relevant page and make it clear that the
Empire _did_ survive Alexander's death. I agree: if, indeed, it had
fallen apart immediately after his death, things would've been different.
Lars Finsen wrote:
> Den 29. jan. 2008 kl. 08.50 skrev Philip Newton:
>> (And I noticed afterwards that I forgot a few accents.)
> I missed some breathing markers too. Are they left out on purpose, or
I hope they're left out on purpose, because TAKE doesn't use them :)
Josephos Peanou disregarded most of the diacritics invented by the
Alexandrian grammarians and used in Byzantine and later editions of
ancient and Koine Greek texts; he retained only two, the acute accent
(´) to denote stress and the trema (¨) to denote diaeresis.
TAKE is psilotic like Modern Greek, ancient eastern Ionian and like
Vulgar Latin and the Romance languages :)
Entia non sunt multiplicanda