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Re: GSF revisited

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 4:06
On Tue, 08 May 2007, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:

> Wouldn't then the best scenario be one where (South) Western > Europe was Graecized rather than Latinized, and > Παιάνος spoke a "Ephellenic" language derived from > Greek, and the only classical prestige languageof his Europe > was Attic and Koiné Greek? The scenario which comes most > readily to mind is one where Alexander survived and > proceeded to conquer the west, I think. (Now of course that > would be an extremely interesting althistory in its own > right: what would the various Ephellenic languages look > like, for starters? :-) >
I believe Arnold Toynbee speculated on a counterfactual along these lines in his Study of History resulting in a steam age culture spreading over the Middle East in the first century CE. One of Greg Bear's books is partly set in a modern day world along this timeline, _Eternity_, if I remember offhand. - andrew.


R A Brown <ray@...>EAK (was: GSF revisited)