Next Up, Achilles?

For me, anyway, the most interesting items in the news have nothing to do with politics. Frequently, the subject is archaeology, like this morning, as a Greek archaeologist claims to have discovered the home of the Greek warrior Ajax on the island of Salamis. The photo below shows the central palace complex:


Actually, the article never explains what ties the discovery to Ajax, but no doubt there is a plausible reason for the connection. Scholars generally believe that Homer’s account of the Trojan War is more or less true, with no doubt, some embellishments–just like many of today’s news stories, let alone our popular entertainment.


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