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Re: HISTORY: Save The Manatee Foundation (pg 3)

Cal indicates that he was an adult member of the Save The Manatee Foundation (pg 3)

Cute web site and great cause:

http://www.savethemanatee.org
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Re: HISTORY: Tiresias (page 3)

"Like Tiresias, I was first one thing and then the other."

"I've left my body in order to occupy others - and all of this happened before I turned sixteen." - page 3

"But now, at the age of forty-one, I feel another birth coming on." - page 3


In Greek mythology, Tiresias (also transliterated as Teiresias) was a blind prophet of Thebes, famous for being transformed into a woman for seven years.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiresias
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Re: HISTORY: Rebetika Records and Music (pg 5)

Referring to Lefty's rebetika music: (pg 5)

What was rebetika music and its origins?

http://www.geocities.com/HydraGathering/emery1.html
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Re: HISTORY: Olivewood (pg 5)

Desdemona's silkworm box was carved from olivewood. (pg 5)

Olivewood:

"Greek Olivewoods botanical name is Olea europaea. Olive Trees have been around for many centuries. Olive is in the Ash {Fraxinus spp} family. They can live for 1500 years or more. Olive tree trunks have been known to regularly exceed 12 feet in diameter and sometimes much more! The trimmings are usually less than 12 inches in diameter. The Holy Bible states that King Solomon's temple had Olivewood decorative art objects in it. A branch of the Olive tree was given, as first prize to the ancient original Olympians, from Sparta in the Peloponnese symbolizing wisdom, will and virtue.


Very large percentages are cultivated for oil and the olives. Greek Olivewood, is one of the most exquisite woods in the world, it is rare to find worked wild Olivewood, or even olive wood itself in many countries. If one is lucky enough to find lumber, it will be small pieces and very expensive. Trees are not felled unless they no longer produce or unless there is land clearance, which is rare. Most wood comes from the trimmings. This pruning is an essential process in the production of healthy trees. No trees are ever harmed, damaged or destroyed by the pruning. Olivewood grows in many countries but the richness and textures as those grown in the Peloponnese, Greece area are not matched."

JW Morlan's site has additional information on the above.

Pictures of Olivewood in the raw:

http://www.gilmerwood.com/photo%20html/07-05-02-w181.htm
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Re: HISTORY: Kundalini (pg 7)

"People didn't come to Uncle Pete to free up their kundalini." page 7

http://www.crystalinks.com/kundalini.html
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Re: HISTORY: Cadillacs, seal, history (pg 7)

History of Cadillacs, the Cadillac seal, family seal from Europe:

http://www.car-nection.com/yann/dbas_txt/Coatarms.htm
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Re: HISTORY: Second World War (pg 8)

"Their engagement which had coincided with the Second World War had been a chaste affair"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_World_War
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Re: HISTORY: Acropolis (pg 11)

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Re: HISTORY: Sappho (pg 12)

Lefty worked on a modern Greek translation of Sappho while everyone else went to church.

"Likewise my grandfather preferred to spend his mornings working on a modern Greek translation of the restored poems of Sappjo. For the next seven years, despite repeated strokes, my grandfather worked at a small desk, piecing together the legendary fragments in a larger mosaic, adding a stanza here, a coda there, soldering an anapest or an iamb." page 12

Sappho is an interesting goddess from the standpoint of the novel itself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sappho
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Re: HISTORY: Leeuwenhoek (pg 13)

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Re: HISTORY: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Cleopatra (pg 13)

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Re: HISTORY: Indian Village (pg 518)

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Re: HISTORY: Renaissance Center - Detroit (pg 517)

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Re: HISTORY: New Smyrna Beach, Florida (pg 528)

Where Desdemona and Zoe went after Father Mike went to jail and Zoe divorced him.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Smyrna_Beach,_Florida
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Re: HISTORY: Japanese Tansu (pg 401 )

Japanese Tansu - page 401

http://www.japanese-tansu.com
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