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By Alexandra J. Churchill

ISBN-10: 0750951850

ISBN-13: 9780750951852

A photo of 3 neighbors at the soccer box, taken in 1912. under 5 years later all 3 will be killed and buried underneath the fields of Belgium. This tale is usual of many schoolboys throughout Britain who signed up for or have been conscripted to struggle within the First global conflict. during this groundbreaking new booklet, historian Alexandra Churchill tells the tale of the good warfare during the amazing band of brothers from Britain's most famed public institution, Eton, following them as they stepped out of the school room, into the military and onto the battlefields earlier than they'd left their teenage years in the back of. starting at the banks of the Thames as they labored and performed in privilege, the ghastly realities of struggle are retold in those relocating pages.

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1. 2. ar^fieiov S ’: ‘indicates’. Th. makes frequent use, esp. in the first two books where there is so much antiquarian material, of such tags as arjiieiov Se, reKjxijpiov 8e, jxapropiov 8e. This is the first instance of such a usage. g. H. ) to prove that Th. means different things by the different words he uses, but they all seem to mean simply ‘and this is proof of what I say. . ’. For discussion see Thucydides, iooff. A clear case is i. 132, where orjfxeiov and TeKjxrjpiov are used in different paragraphs to refer to the same idea.

Perhaps has in mind, gives the ‘stated privileges’ of the Spartan kings. But Hdt. has no idea of the development of Greece through the various constitutional stages. For a recent suggestion that these early ‘kings’ were not real kings at all, but groups of hereditary nobles whose position was misunderstood by later Greeks, see R. Drews, Basileus: The Evidence fo r Kingship in Geometric Greece (New Haven, 1983) but cp. P. Carlier, La royauteen Grece (1984). vau T iK a: ‘navies’. We are back on to the subject of fleets, left behind at the end of ch.

All this makes Atreus sound much like one of the later Greek tyrants, but we should remember the possibility that such ‘anachronistic’ features were already present in the tradition when Th. took it over. 3. vauTiKU . . iaxucras: ‘naval ruler’. ’s only original contribution to the legend, although modern reference books cite Th. himself in the present ch. as authority for a number of the items which he here gives. ou xdpiTi to TrXeov: ‘not so much from goodwill’. ) the more honourable or sentimental motive is not excluded but is ranked as secondary.

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