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... of the Peloponnesian peninsula.
So much for the geography lessons!!
It is quite impressive, completed well before the Panama Canal, now starts the history lesson!
Our next stop is Ancient Corinth.
We pass the Acrocorinth on the way. It is a fortified structure on the highest point of the local area. It times of war, locals sought refuge. We learn that the word "Acropolis" is a general term for a high point, usually fortified.
The ruins are again quite ...
... all the details that consume a person's day. This ability is God's gift and he helps people enjoy what he has given them. While being assail in his thoughts on the sea of meaningless things in this world, the author puts down an anchor here for his audience to realize what he has come to realize: God is what gives purpose to life and because of him we can find happiness and enjoyment in all that we do. We may not be able to understand everything, as the author has ...
The hotel manager greeted us, and advised he had tried to call the cell phone contact number from the booking, to help guide us. We had missed out on dinner driving the distance we had, though he offered to bring something from the kitchen. We ended the night with a glass of wine at 11:00pm, celebrating our successful arrival in the Peleponese.
The best beds since setting foot in Greece 2 weeks ago! Sleep. Sublime.
... University Press, 2003, as my primary field text. Fleming's work is more theologically reflective which is surprising coming from an archeologist! Fant and Reddish (both from Stetson in my native state of Florida) provide a well organized and exhaustive review of each site which was invaluable as I hiked over, under and through the ancient world with them at hand; these sites are large and can be confusing and time-consuming without good guidance in hand.
... that this was the fortress of Agamemnon – leader of the Mycenaean force that sailed to Troy for that famous Homeric war over the lovely Helen that only ended with the success of the ruse – the infamous Trojan Horse.
Another full day in Greece – and we are just scratching the surface!
Tomorrow, a seaside stroll to Nafplio, then back to Athens for the final two ...