Episode + Annotations

Episode 1: Proem (Introduction)

  • 300. Dir. Zack Snyder. Perf. Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Rodrigo Santoro. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2007. Film.
    • In episode 1, I used 300 as an example of the way in which Ancient Greece has influenced modern popular culture.
  • 300: Rise of an Empire. Dir. Zack Snyder. Perf. Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green, Lena Headey, Has Matheson, David Wenham, Rodrigo Santoro. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2014. Film.
    • In episode 1, I used 300: Rise of an Empire as an example of the way in which Ancient Greece has influenced modern popular culture.
  • Bell, Carol. “Merchants of Ugarit: Oligarchs of the Late Bronze Age Trade in Metals?” Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy and Metalwork in the Second Millennium BC: A Conference in Honour of James D. Muhly; Nicosia, 10th– 11th October 2009, ed. V. Kassianidou and G. Papasavvas, 180– 87. Oxford, UK: Oxbow Books, 2012.
    • This provided the analogy between tin and crude oil. Cline references it in 1177 B.C.
  • Cline, Eric1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2014.AZW file.
    • 1177 B.C. provided much of my basic information about the Bronze Age and the inspiration for relating the Bronze Age to the modern world. Cline’s bibliography is incredibly useful.
  • Gale, Noël H. and Zofia H. Stos-Gale. “Bronze Age Copper Sources in the Mediterranean: A New Approach,” Science. Vol. 216, No. 4541. 2 April 1982. Web. 05 Mar. 2016.<http://www.academia.edu/954316/Bronze_Age_copper_sources_in_the_Mediterranean_a_new_approach>
    • This article provided basic information on the copper trade in the Bronze Age Mediterranean.
  • Gettier, Edmund. “Is Justified True Belief Knowledge,” Analysis. Vol. 23. No. 6. June 1963. Web. 21 Jan. 2017. < http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0003-2638%28196306%2923%3A6%3C121%3AIJTBK%3E2.0.CO%3B2-1&gt;. (Link).
    • I talk about epistemology and the standard definition of knowledge, justified true belief, and mention Gettier’s article which voiced a substantial challenge to this theory.
  • Hawks, John. “Somebody was on Sulawesi before 118,000 Years Ago,” John Hawks Weblog. 14 Jan. 2016. Web. 17 Jan. 2016. <http://johnhawks.net/weblog/reviews/archaeology/early/indonesia/van-den-burgh-sulawesi-talepu-2016.html>
    • Hawks spells out the implications of the discoveries on Sulawesi (published by van den Bergh et al 2016) that the people whose artifacts remain on Sulawesi must have sailed there because a land bridge never existed between Sulawesi and the surrounding islands.
  • Hughey, Jeffery R., and Peristera Paschou, Petros Drineas, Donald Mastropaolo, Dimitra M. Lotakis, Patrick A. Navas, Manolis Michalodimitrakis, John A. Stamatoyannopoulos, George Stamatoyannopoulos. “A European population in Minoan Bronze Age Crete.” Nature Communications 4 (2013): 1861. Web. <http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v4/n5/full/ncomms2871.html>
    • Hughey et al is the publication of the research about testing the DNA of Minoan remains on Bronze Age Crete, which shows that the Minoans descended from the Neolithic farmers on Crete.
  • Johnston, Ian. “First-ever legal bid for return of Elgin Marbles to Greece thrown out by European Court of Human Rights.” Independent. 19 July 2016. Web. 21 Jan. 2017. <http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/elgin-marbles-return-greece-legal-bid-thrown-out-eu-court-human-rights-a7145216.html>
    • This article provided information about the recent court case about the Elgin Marbles.
  • Koskinas, Aristotle. “The Destruction of the Parthenon,” Aristotle, Greek Tourist Guide. 26 Oct. 2012. Web. 3 Apr. 2016. < https://aristotleguide.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/the-destruction-of-the-parthenon/>
    • In episode 1, Koskinas’s blog post provided some of the details about the destruction of the Parthenon’s roof. His post provides a lot of interesting information and historical context.
  • Maddin, Robert and Tamara Stech Wheeler, James D. Muhly. “Tin in the Ancient Near East: Old Questions and New Finds,” Expedition Magazine. 19.2, January 1977: 35-47. Web (and PDF). 05 Mar. 2016. <http://www.penn.museum/sites/expedition/tin-in-the-ancient-near-east/>.
    • Maddin et al. provide information about the different ratios for bronze alloys in the Near East’s Bronze Age.
  • Ober, Josiah. The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. Print.
    • Ober’s introduction provided some of the information on the historical importance of studying Classical Greece.
  • Price, T. Douglas. Europe Before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. Print.
    • Price supplied information about the two different ways that bronze was made during the Bronze Age: copper + tin and copper + arsenic.
  • Pryce, Frederick Norman and Michael Vickers. “Bronze”. The Oxford Classical Dictionary. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press 2003: 263. Print.
    • The OCD provided information on the composition of Bronze.
  • Renault, Mary. The Last of the Wine. 2001. New York: Open Road Incorporated Media, 2013. Kindle edition.
    • In episode 1, I used Renault’s career as an example of the way in which Ancient Greece has influenced modern popular culture.
  • Troy. Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. Perf. Brad Bitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom, Diane Kruger, Brian Cox, Sean Bean, Bredan Gleeson, Peter O’Toole. Warner Bros. Pictures, 2004. film.
    • In episode 1, I used Renault’s career as an example of the way in which Ancient Greece has influenced modern popular culture.
  • van den Bergh, Gerrit D. and Bo Li,  Adam Brumm, Rainer Grün, Dida Yurnaldi, Mark W. Moore, Iwan Kurniawan, Ruly Setiawan, Fachroel Aziz, Richard G. Roberts, Suyono,    Michael Storey, Erick Setiabudi, Michael J. Morwood. “Earliest Hominin Occupation of Sulawesi, Indonesia”. Nature 529.7585 (2016): 208-211. Web. <http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7585/full/nature16448.html>
    • Hawks referenced van den Bergh et al. as the source for information on the very early remains at Sulawesi in Indonesia. Hawks infers from van den Bergh’s findings that the hominin occupation must have arrived by boat around 118,000 years ago.
  • Vickers, Darby. “What’s τύχη Got to Do with It?: Epistemic Luck in Plato’s Meno,” Twists of Fate: Coincidence, Accent, and Chance in the Ancient World. Graduate Conference. Harvard University. Cambridge, MA. 29 Mar. 2014. Presentation.
    • I used some basic analysis and translation from the presentation I gave at Harvard.
  • Whitehead, Alfred North. Process and Reality: An Essay in Cosmology. 1929. New York: The Free Press, a Division of MacMillan Publishing Co., Inc., 1978. Web. <https://archive.org/stream/AlfredNorthWhiteheadProcessAndReality/Alfred%20North%20Whitehead%20-%20Process%20and%20Reality_djvu.txt>.
    • Whitehead is the source of the famous quotation “the safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato” (Whitehead 1929: Pt. II, ch. 1, sect. 1).

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Episode 2: Sailing (Story)

  • Bintliff, John. “The Dynamic Land,” The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD. Chichester, UK: 2012. Electronic Edition (Wiley Online PDF).pp. 11-27.
  • Broodbank, Cyprian. The Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World. 2013. London: Thames & Hudson, 2015. Print.
    • Broodbank lays out a persuasive case for studying the Stone Age Mediterranean.
  • Hawks, John. “Course Guidebook,” The Rise of Humans: Great Scientific Debates. Chantilly, VA: The Teaching Company, 2011. PDF.
  • Langergraber, Kevin E. and Kay Prüferc, Carolyn Rowney, Christophe Boescb, Catherine Crockford, Katie Fawcett, Eiji Inoue, Miho Inoue-Muruyama, John C. Mitani, Martin N. Muller, Martha M. Robbins, Grit Schubert, Tara S. Stoinski, Bence Viola, David Watts, Roman M. Wittig, Richard W. Wrangham, Klaus Zuberbühler, Svante Pääbo, and Linda Vigilant. “Generation times in Wild Chimpanzees and Gorillas Suggest Earlier Divergence Times in Great Ape and Human Evolution,” PNAS. Vol. 109, No. 39. 25 Sept. 2012. Web. 31 Dec. 2016. <www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1211740109>
  • Morewood, Mike and Penny van Oosterzee. A New Human. New York: Smithsonian Books, 2007. Print.
  • Rackham, Oliver and Jennifer Moody. The Making of the Cretan Lands. New York: Manchester University Press, 1996. Print.
  • Runnels, Curtis. “Review of Aegean Prehistory IV: The Stone Age of Greece from the Paleolithic to the advent of the Neolithic,” Aegean Prehistory: A Review (American Journal of Archaeology Supplement 1). Boston: American Institute of Archaeology, 2001. Print.
  • Simmons, Alan. Stone Age Sailors: Paleolithic Seafaring in the Mediterranean. Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press, Inc.: 2014. Print.
  • Strasser, Thomas F. and Elini Panagopoulou, Curtis N. Runnels, Priscilla M. Murray, Nicholas Thompson, Panayiotis Karkanas, Floyd W. McCoy, Karl W. Wegmann. “Stone Age Seafaring in the Mediterranean: Evidence from the Plakias Region for Lower Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Habitation of Crete,” Hesperia: The Jounral of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens. Vol. 79, No. 2 (April-June 2010): 2010. pp. 145-190. Web.
  • Stringer, Chris and Peter Andrews. The Complete World of Human Evolution. 2nd edition. London: Thames & Hudson Inc., 2012. Print.

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Episode 3: Franchthi Cave (Story)

  • Jacobsen, Thomas W. “Franchthi Cave and the Beginning of Settled Village Life in Greece,” Hesperia.

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