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The Invention of Athens

In Background Readings on October 8, 2010 at 5:30 pm

Alert seminar participant Joe Paszek has discovered this recent news item with several points of valence with our course itinerary, not the least of which is its very Latour-ian final sentence:

“It would be a shame to see humanity abandon achievements such as heliocentrism and the plays of Aeschylus just because of their origin,” the statement read in part. “Moreover, we have some rather disappointing things to tell you about the pyramids, the works of Leonardo da Vinci, penicillin, the Internet, the scientific method, movies, and dogs.”

 

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