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Day: June 27, 2016
Which area of modern Greece, proceeded in preparation for statehood (independance), that was cancelled, in later stages?
Crete was autonomous, though the Cretans always intended union with Greece as far as I can tell. Samos was autonomous as well, though I have no reason to think they intended statehood. There was a very short lived Provisional Government of Western Thrace, set up in the aftermath of the Balkan Wars, to try and […]
If atom is Ancient Greek for uncuttable, what is Ancient Greek for divisible?
Democritus was going with the notion that, if you kept cutting a substance in half (as Dimitra Triantafyllidou explains the verb), an atom is where you got to when you couldn’t split it any more. tmētos and a-tomos are both adjectives derived from different variants of temnō “cut, split”. There is no adjective *tomos “cuttable” […]