14540Re: SV: [ANE-2] On the Historicity of Troy
- Oct 22, 2012Good morning,
Thanks for your note. There is no need to get defensive, I am again just
asking questions to get a better understanding of how one draws historical
conclusions from cultural memory. It makes little sense to me to claim
that someone has ignored or neglected evidence when only 1/5 of a site has
been excavated. I am not giving anyone a free pass here--if Hertel has
purposefully left out evidence of something, then by all means provide us
evidence of such a misstep. So far I have seen you make a lot of personal
claims about motive, but I haven't seen it demonstrated--which concerns me
greatly (even though I am only an amateur, so I imagine this may concern
the more learned amongst us even more than it bothers me).
Thanks for responding.
Rutgers, New Brunswick
On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 9:07 AM, Jean-Fabrice Nardelli <
> Dear T. Verenna,
> the difference you point out would impress me more had Hertel not
> conveniently deleted important contributions that weaken his own case :
> this is what I call 'partisan scholarship'. Nothing more, nothing less.
> As for the remainder of your message, I am basically in agreement with
> its arguments, though you appear to be somewhat more strident than a
> layman who cites only derivative scholarship has any right to be and
> though the way you phrase things smacks of old-style skepticism � la
> Finley, a man who was ridiculed by philologists in Germany for his shaky
> grasp of the Homeric tradition and one who denied that the /Odyssey/ had
> anything to tell us about the Mediterranean : suffice it to mention here
> Carol Dougherty (/The Raft of Odysseus/ [Oxford, 2001], pp. 12-13,
> 95-101) or M. Gras, P. Rouillard and J. Teixidor (/L'univers ph�nicien/
> [Paris, 1989], pp. 106-107) as to the contrary, viz. for the view that
> the poem takes us back to the late 8th century and the competition
> between Greek colonists and Phoenician merchants/pirats.
> Sorry if it hurts.
> J.-F. Nardelli,
> Universit� de Provence
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Thomas S. Verenna
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