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01 January 2021

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Deap

Our ancients were pyschologically rich. I find that a wonderment. Was the retelling of the gore of battle intended to be anti-war, rather than its glorification?

Poking around the Illiad myself these days, I am equally struck they used "five tined forks" and knew the choicest cuts of beef came from the animal's backbone (ribeye,sirlon) - which in turn were reserved for the battle heros.

JLCG

But those banquets are treated as something magical. the meat is roasted in spits but no preparer of the roast is named or suggested. The heroes enjoy the labor of the anonymous slaves.

Deap

JLCG, you raise a good argument for the Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, so the cafeteria ladies can go back to watching soap operas instead.

Let alone sanctioning the theft of women as an excuse for both going war and the anger of Achilles to stay out of war.

https://www.moralcaseforfossilfuels.com

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