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It's not that it couldn't be true

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/08/28/homer_his.html?category=human&\1guid=20060828100030

but, this article is horribly written. And what's with the gratuitous reference to Clever Maids, which I own and have read. The book on the Grimm's is reasonable and based on documentation, but this...? (Oh, so the Venetians wore red leather shoes, so that makes my claim that the Mayans did reasonable? Ruritainian Purple Feathers, anyone?)

And by the way--IT DOESN'T MATTER! Great stories--author identity irrelevant: no royalties to collect!

Sigh. Somebody needed tenure I guess.

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bdcooper
Aug. 30th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
Another piece of academic unprovable trash
With a 50/50 chance of getting the right answer its a safe cushy bit of pap.

That being said I am reall tired of the mentality of the past 20 years or so, that says you have to be gay or female to be truely creative. As if gender,feelings or capasity for penetration really had a had a say in some ones creative act. Sappho was creative, so is Gorge Lucas, Neil Giamen, and Robert Mapelthorpe. They all had something in common that is over looked. The capasity for hard work.
swordandmug
Aug. 30th, 2006 08:24 pm (UTC)
Postulating sum 2500 years after the fact with no discernible evidence other than a clever wishful thought just does not stand up to Herodotus. He may have had his biases, but Herodotus is the best source of history on the subject period.

Thumbs down on this author's assertions. ...unless he's shooting for historical fantasy/fiction.
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