Elgin Marbles Redux: It Ain’t So

Amazingly brief item in Kathimerini:

The Culture Ministry yesterday rebuffed a report in the Times newspaper suggesting that Minister Pavlos Geroulanos had offered to forgo its claims to the Parthenon Marbles, which are on display at the British Museum, in return for a long-term loan of the artifacts. Sources at the ministry told Skai that the government has not changed its position regarding its demand for the return of the Marbles. The museum said it had not been informed of any official proposal by the Greek government.

via: Ministry denies reviewing position on Parthenon artifacts | Kathimerini

(tip o’ the pileus to ArchaeoinGreece on Twitter)


This Day in Ancient History: ante diem vii idus decembres

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ante diem vii idus decembres

  • 424 B.C. — accession of Darius II (according to one reckoning)
  • 424 B.C. — battle of Amphipolis (according to one reckoning)
  • 424 B.C. — battle of Delium (according to one reckoning)
  • 43 B.C. — death of Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) as he half-heartedly fled the proscription of Marcus Antonius et al.
  • 1985 — death of Robert Graves (I Claudius, among others)
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