Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dear Readers:

Anybody read this book: Technology and Culture in Greek and Roman Antiquity by Cuomo? Apparently, it discusses the definition of techne in classical Athens, which may be relevant to FLG's paper. And Hellenistic military technology, which isn't relevant, but sparks his interest. He hopes it talks about fucking war elephants.



Alpheus said...

It does discuss the definition of techne, but not (if you ask me) in a satisfying way. I glanced at the book, and wasn't motivated to do more than glance.

If you've googled the book, you've probably seen this review?

FLG said...


I never think to google books for reviews, which is so weird because I do it for everything else.

Thanks for the link. Looks like no fucking war elephants.

Withywindle said...

I await a book calledThe Heffalumps of Hannibal, the Olliphants of Alexander, and the Mastodons of Mnemosyne. It will probably attempt to disprove the existence of elephants in the ancient world, but still, it will win prizes on the strength of its title alone.

FLG said...


This seems like something I could do.
Step 1: Learn Attic Greek, Latin, and Punic.
Step 2: Write book.
Step 3: Profit.

arethusa said...

Frankly, I see no need for Step 1 in writing such a book. So get to it!

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