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Old 15.08.2017, 15:48
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Or the Greek visitor to the British Museum just shouts "STOLEN!"
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Old 15.08.2017, 15:49
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Why not?

People often put stuff in museums to tell a story. That storyline is often, we are a great people and we have been a great people for a long long time.

The invader responds, no you're not. Before Islam you were nothing.
You mean like repeal and replace?
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Old 15.08.2017, 15:52
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Or the Greek visitor to the British Museum just shouts "STOLEN!"
Yeah, the Greek visitor (or Egyptian, or whatever) says, this stuff should be in our country so we can show the world what a glorious past we had.

The Brit answers, yeah, but it's here now to show the world that we were stronger than you and could get away with taking it.
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Old 15.08.2017, 16:00
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Yeah, the Greek visitor (or Egyptian, or whatever) says, this stuff should be in our country so we can show the world what a glorious past we had.

The Brit answers, yeah, but it's here now to show the world that we were stronger than you and could get away with taking it.
When the Greeks and Egyptians should just say: "Let the silly Brits spend the money on preserving our glorious past".
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The Egyptians and Greeks neither knew nor cared about their glorious past until the Brits and French came along and taught them about it.
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Old 15.08.2017, 16:17
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The Egyptians and Greeks neither knew nor cared about their glorious past until the Brits and French came along and taught them about it.
Herodotus is rolling in his grave..
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Herodotus is rolling in his grave..
Adamantios Koraïs is turning the spit.
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Old 15.08.2017, 16:36
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Re: I hate Illinois Nazis!

At least Greeks and Egyptians invented some useful alphabet and hieroglyphs. Useless invention of swastika and fasces was good for nothing, other than to piss off some good people in Charlottesville.
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Old 15.08.2017, 16:38
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Re: I hate Illinois Nazis!

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Yeah, yeah, what would the world have done without the Brits.

(The Swiss were a bit neglected but now the the expats finally discovered us too )
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Yeah, yeah, what would the world have done without the Brits.
Well, Switzerland probably wouldn't have downhill skiing or mountain climbing - and your trains would pass on the right!

But it's true about the Greeks, at least. Greek culture was heavily indebted to the Byzantine Empire, and the glories of classical Greece were largely forgotten until the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century when intellectuals from western Europe inspired some of the better educated Greeks to revive their long-dormant ancient culture.

The tension between the demotic culture (rooted in Orthodoxy, Byzantium and the Ottoman experience) and the reconstructed 'classical' culture endures even to this day. Just ask a Greek if he's a Hellene or a Roman and listen to what he has to say - till long after midnight!
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Old 15.08.2017, 16:57
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Just ask a Greek if he's a Hellene or a Roman and listen to what he has to say - till long after midnight!
The answer I always get to that is 'one face, one race'. It's also how my OH is always welcomed in Italy.
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The answer I always get to that is 'one face, one race'. It's also how my OH is always welcomed in Italy.
I'm not talking about Italians. I'm talking about Romiosyni. Ask your husband about it.
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Florida doesn't count.
Just an fyi, but Disneyland is in Anaheim, California. Walt Disney World is in Orlando, Florida. I'm not sure about around Disney World itself, but Orlando is having serious gang issues as well.
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Old 15.08.2017, 17:25
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Re: I hate Illinois Nazis!

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But it's true about the Greeks, at least. Greek culture was heavily indebted to the Byzantine Empire, and the glories of classical Greece were largely forgotten ...
You are so ignorant and at the same time so self-confident its absolutely senseless to argue with you. The only thing I will tell you is that Greek was the official language in Byzantium since 610 and even before that it was already "hellenized" anyway. The Bulgarian empire was referring to Greeks and Byzantines interchangeably in describing its archenemy.
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Just an fyi, but Disneyland is in Anaheim, California. Walt Disney World is in Orlando, Florida. I'm not sure about around Disney World itself, but Orlando is having serious gang issues as well.
They're pretty much the same place to anyone from this side of the Atlantic: hot, violent and full of weirdoes.

Maybe it's the seaside that makes Americans go loopy?
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You are so ignorant and at the same time so self-confident its absolutely senseless to argue with you. The only thing I will tell you is that Greek was the official language in Byzantium since 610 and even before that it was already "hellenized" anyway. The Bulgarian empire was referring to Greeks and Byzantines interchangeably in describing its archenemy.
Er, yeah. And?

Your response is irrelevant to what I wrote.
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Don't forget there exists a huge chasm between the far left and Nazis...
I respectfully disagree, both are/were full of hate and believe in violence to achieve political goals.
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Old 15.08.2017, 17:30
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Er, yeah. And?

Your response is irrelevant to what I wrote.
Of course its relevant, if you are paying attention to what you're writing. Byzantium=Greece circa 600 and the latter can't be indebted to the former.
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Of course its relevant, if you are paying attention to what you're writing. Byzantium=Greece circa 600 and the latter can't be indebted to the former.
You have no idea what we're talking about, do you?

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Old 15.08.2017, 17:31
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Re: I hate Illinois Nazis!

The whole iconoclast thing has taken on a new dimension.

Protesters pull down a statue in Durham NC.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...tue/567741001/
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