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OT 222, et al. v. II 3. 37 Hdt. 51: ’Αθηναiοισι γ aρ Z δη τηνικαuÐ τα e ς Ελληνας τeλe· ουσι Πeλασγοi σuνοικοι e γe· νοντο e ν τZ § Ð χo· ρZ § , o θeν πeρ καi Ελληνeς Z ρξαντο νομισθZÐ ναι. Cf. 1. 2. 38 Hdt. 3: Εi τοiνυν ZÐ ν καi πaÐ ν τοιοuÐ το τo` Πeλασγικüν, τï‘ ’Aττικo`ν e θνος, e ï‘ν Πeλασγικüν, a μα τZ § Ð μeταβολZ § Ð τZ § Ð e ς Ελληνας καi τ Zν γλoÐ σσαν μeτe· μαθe. Cf. Thomas 2001: 222–5. It is curious that the elusive Pelasgians, frequently referred to in literary tradition as those who inhabited Greece before Hellen and his descendants, are genealogical non-entities.
Clackson, ‘What I do in Hittite’, TLS (5 March 2004): 29. t¼101896&page¼4&pp (Stormfront White Nationalist Community), November 2003–March 2004. 1 This was the time when men were bigger and stronger, and they performed marvellous feats of prowess. Their weapons were made of bronze and not of iron, and they were ruled by kings. Mycenae, a small town in historic times, was the capital of a great kingdom. The gods not only kept company with mortals, but even consorted with mortal women and conceived children with them.
Balter, ‘Early date for the birth of Indo-European languages’, Science 302 (28 November 2003): 1490–1 and ‘Search for the Indo-Europeans’, Science 303 (27 February 2004), 1323–6; N. Wade, ‘A biological dig for the roots of language’, NYT (16 March 2004). 54 This is the ‘full past’ as constructed outside the academy. Whether we like it or not, the past never remains empty, and if we shrink from proposing ‘full’ hypotheses of it, reducing our construction to some aspects of the past at the expense of others, the vacuum thus produced will be filled by sensational news stories that encourage the spread of bigotry and ignorance.
Constantinople byzantine by Raymond Janin