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Longest poem of classical-era unearthed in western Turkey
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June Samaras
2014-10-21 01:32:08 UTC
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[The word "Greek:" never seems to occur in reports like this from Turkey
.... and as for being the "longest" <vbg> .... but at least it is
described as a “catalectic trochaic tetrameter.” JS]Longest poem of
classical-era unearthed in western Turkey
ANKARA - Cihan News Agency
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/longest-poem-of-classical-era-unearthed-in-western-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=73190&NewsCatID=375

The stela is an extraordinary finding that offers a treasure trove of data
to historians and philologists.

Excavations around the Hecatomnus Mausoleum in the western province of
Muğla’s Milas district have unearthed a written stela that dates back over
two millennia.

The stela is an extraordinary finding that offers very important data to
historians and philologists, according to academics.

The stela, which is estimated to have been written for the ruler of its
era, is in the poetry format and the longest among other similar
classical-era findings.

According to information provided by the Milas Uzunyuva Project Epigraph
Professor Christian Marek, the writing on the stela has a poetical language
in a style called “catalectic trochaic tetrameter.”

There are 121 lines in the stela, although its upper surface has been
eroded. It is estimated that the stela was erected at the end of fourth
century B.C. or at the beginning of the third century B.C.

October/19/2014

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Ralph Hancock
2014-10-21 01:40:14 UTC
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I actually managed the find the dread G-word used just once in another page
on this site, about the finding of a piece of sculpture:
http://goo.gl/39B5Pf

Full marks to the unnamed reporter who dared to breach the taboo. Hope he
didn't get 100 lashes.

RH

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