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Thucydides sometimes does not always make a proper distinction between facts and myths. Here is an example of him extending the Illiad into his historical work seamlessly. The best proof of this is furnished by Homer. Born long after the Trojan War, he nowhere calls all of them by that name, nor indeed any of them except the followers of Achilles from ...


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This question is problematic because people during this time simply did not view history the same way that we do today. The Homeric tales, for instance, were treated as actual history, even the bits where Odysseus meets the sirens and the land of the lotus eaters. It's not that these events were viewed as "symbolically" true or something; people really and ...


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At least syphilis is thought to not have existed in Europe but having been introduced there by the returning discoverers from the voyages of Columbus. Many other diseases have found their way from one continent to another through similar means, think of the plague and HIV... Of course there are many diseases that can be transmitted through sexual contact, ...


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I don't believe this is by any means conclusive, and my evidence is a touch indirect, but I think genetic analysis gives us some interesting hints. There seems to be a body of work that suggests comparisons can be made of historical events around the time of the ancient greeks by making comparisons between modern population. Y-chromosomal evidence for a ...


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One way to check Visually, is to look at those Ancient statues and study the nose length/style, feet, hands , eyes, etc you find some people in Greece have that same classical look. Cant say how many though if you see anyone like this or this then most likely thats their great, great, great ............ grandfather


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I searched and found this document about Ancient GR racism, not sure about the scientic studdy. A little bit beyond me http://www.anistor.gr/english/enback/AGRacism.pdf Here is an abstract from the first page Tribalism & Racism among the Ancient Greeks A Weberian Perspective By Michael Bakaoukas, Ptychion (Phil.), M.Sc. (Phil.), ...


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Famously, the Ancient Egyptians knew a lot about sexuality, gynecology and genitourinary infections. Nevertheless, according to this article, there are no unambiguous description of STD's in the medical papyri of Ancient Egypt (though many reported symptoms suggest gonorrhea and some suggest pelvic infections). The same source notes that the Old Testament ...



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