really dude. Fennel. give the guys a break at least they fricken went, lived the dream.
Unlike our lazy butt selfs pushing cardboard around.
That is very impressive.
Here is how I celebrated last year, despite the 0 yr argument. Fennel included.
====================================================================> And for fellow enthusists some 2500 yr celebration information:
On behalf of Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture at Cambridge University and Chairman of the Reading Odyssey's Marathon2500 global lecture program, we wanted to invite you to commemorate the *actual* 2,500-year anniversary of the Battle of Marathon with us via live webinar/conference call Wednesday, September 21 at 1pm New York time, 6pm Cambridge time.
We'd love to have you join us during the middle of the U.S. workday (or evening for Europe) for this commemoration of the actual Marathon 2,500 year anniversary.
Would you like to attend yourself? Would you be willing to help us spread the word about this final program of the yearlong Marathon2500 series?
Please join us if you can - and either way, please consider spreading the word (and the registration link) on Facebook, Twitter, to friends, colleagues, students and others.
Thanks so much!
Phil Terry, Marathon2500 Director Founder, Reading Odyssey On behalf of Professor Paul Cartledge, A.G. Leventis Chair of Greek Culture, Cambridge University
P.S. The previous lectures are all available via podcast here: http://www.marathon2500.org/podcasts - the podcasts include lectures by Paul Cartledge, Peter Krentz, Victor Davis Hanson, Thomas Harrison, Robert Strassler, Thomas Scanlon and John Marincola.
"By the power of truth, I, while living, have conquered the universe."
That is awesome! Its a shame that Greece denied them access but Im thankful the city of Marthon helped them out. Its a beautiful area and seeing those pictures makes me want to go back. One of these days "I shall return."
While Greeces history is rich I think theres a good bit of indifference in todays society towards ancient things? Example, when I did my day trip to Plataea and Thermopylae we stopped at Charonea as it was right along the way. They have a small museum next to the Theban Lion and when I walked up to it the care takers were sitting outside with the door locked and the bars still on it. I asked if the museum was closed they looked at each other and said no and then inquired if I was there to see it. I said sure if its not too much trouble. You should have seen the way these people changed, they hopped out of their chairs and started throwing the locks off as quick as they could, I kept asking how much it cost to enter the museum (most of their historical sites/museums charge a small fee for upkeep) they had the biggest grins on their faces and kept refusing my Euros. Kept telling me not to worry about it not to worry, to take all the pictures I wanted and stay as long as I wanted.
While it was indeed small I made sure to profusely thank them which led to them profusely thanking me for being interested and stopping by. Its a small town and pretty well away from the 'major' cities of Greece so I think their area doesnt get much attention. They were so thrilled that someone took an interest and stopped by. While Thermopylae was touching for a completely different reason that side stop at Charonea ended up being the most heartwarming thing of the day and ranks high on my list of best things during the trip. Those people were so excited to share their history with someone and who could blame them?