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  1. Greetings,

    i found your blogs through another site I read. I often browse the likes to see if i can find other blogs of interest to me.
    Well, I hit the jackpot when I clicked on the picture of the lady.
    I am a huge fan of ancient history. All history actually.
    I was a regular History channel watcher when they began but the programing has deteriorated to a point that the channel should change their name to the Mystery channel because it’s a mystery what the channel is about (certainly not history) and a mystery why they are still on the air (for the same reason Jerry Springer is still on I suspect) and a mystery how they can call a show about two middle aged men rooting through the refuse of the past 100 years historically educational; unless you were perhaps preparing for a well known TV game show and the catagory was Gaspumps of the 1920’s or the like.

    I am glad to find your site and I will be following it. Pure joy I tell you. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a source of good historical reading. Thank You for your dedication to something that so many find irrelavant and/or tedious. But then; the average High School student doesn’t know how to count change, who the President is, or what the names of the fifty states are. I could go on, and on, and on.

    I write a political blog. Since I found you and not you me, I will include a brief description of what my work is abpout. if you like, I would be pleased if you would visit or even frequent my blog but I admit it isn’t everyone’s cuppa.

    So here we go and whatever you do; I’ll still be reading your work with rapt attention:

    A clear, concise picture of the Angryman and a reiteration of some of my strongest positions and beliefs.
    Expressing opinions such as mine can always be considered to have a certain amount of risk
    I say what I think and If you really are offended by it then it probably applies to you and I have done my job.
    I tell the truth as I see it and my vision is pretty good.
    I spit in the eye of any Republican SOB with the unmitigated gall to show himself in public and claim to represent the will of the American people.
    I am a Liberal; but not to be defined by any definition of that label yet coined.
    I voted for Barrack Husein Obama and will do so again; for the first time; with real pride.
    Yes I voted for him because he is Black.
    Yes I voted for him because he is intelligent.
    Yes I voted for him because he is moral.
    Yes I voted for him because he is a diplomat.
    Yes I voted for him because he is sincere.
    Yes I voted for him because he is savvy.
    Yes I voted for him because he is thoughtful
    Yes I voted for him because he is articulate (a quality far too rare in our politicians these days)
    Yes I voted for him because I wanted to see the first black President.
    Yes I voted for him because he represents a new wind blowing through our nation.
    Yes I voted for him because he listens.
    Yes I voted for him because he is NOT Me.
    Not only do I support Obamacare and call it thus proudly but I am willing to state with all certainty and clarity of mind that this is the only piece of legislation passed in this country since the Civil Rights Act that has had a truly beneficial effect on the lives of the American people.
    A signifigant change in the quality of their lives that could not be achieved even by paying higher wages.
    I believe that the Republicans and their cronies and servants are and haved been using a divide and conquer strategy against the American people.
    To keep us fighting between ourselves over race and religion and survival in order to prevent us banding together as a vast force for good and exposing their web of lies and deciept.
    I believe in the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that all of the poor and disenfranchised people of America would one day join together to set things right. To give real freedom to the people.

      1. You had been in my prayers as well!!! I knew that you were away for a reason. A big hug back!!!! Take good care, my dear friend. You are very special to me.

  2. I love the painting of Achilles dragging Hector. Thanks for sharing. Your blog set up is unique and very interesting. As I have only recently found your site I shall refer back to catch up with your posts.

  3. Most of the Busts and statues of the Roman era I like even if they are damaged. They are a work of art. My special favorite is of Alexander the Great. Looking forward to reading more of your excellent posts

  4. Your photo’s are out of this world. This one of the Greek helmet is beautiful. Nice that we have a special person in common ‘ Alexander the Great.’ Have you a nice photo of the Hoplite Army I can’t seem to find one anywhere even here in Crete. I would just like to say I think your blog appearance is really fantastic. Will be back for more of your interesting posts. Thank you for sharing

  5. I enjoyed this documentary of Zahi Hawass a man of distinction who, I thought, did a lot for Egypt’s archaeology. I also liked the fact he acknowledged and helped young archaeology students. What a pity we don’t see or hear of him now. Do you know what happened?.

  6. Hi Joanna. What a beautiful sculpture of Achilles and Polyxena I would love that in my garden here in Crete. Although , I do have a bronze statue of Achilles. I put a mirror at the side of it so I could see two of him. Greedy aren’t I.

  7. Hi Joanna I went to see Mycenae about 30 years ago. Never imagined in my wildest dreams I would end up living in Crete. I was just awe inspired with the great archaeological site and its history .The museum displays there were magnificent including the gold mask of Agamemnon. Great photo’s thankyou.

  8. I am travelling to Istanbul in September and I would like to read a book about Constantine. Any suggestions please?

  9. Hi Joanna, I love these Greek Helmets so much so that I have several replica’s. I particularly like the Hoplite’s helmets. Thank you for sharing your interesting posts.

  10. Hi Joanna. Nice to hear that Zahi Hawass is back on the scene again. I must catch up with him I believe he is touring around countries lecturing about the treasure’s of Egypt He says there is still much more to be found.

  11. Hello! What a lovely Blog you have here. I myself visited many of the sites you feature here, including Knossos, Mycenae, Ephesis, Pergamon, Epidaurus and the Acropolis, Athens! You may be interested in my own ancient history Blog, Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae, here on WordPress, and if you are, I would be only too delighted if you could follow me too.
    Thanks so much, and keep up the fantastic work. Richard Vallance, Ottawa, Canada

  12. Hello again, Maarit! Richard Vallance from Canada again! What a stunning blog you have!
    Just wanted to know I have added your BLOG to my LINKS on Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae.
    I would be thrilled if you could reciprocate. I also added your beautiful photo of the Queen’s
    Megaron to my PINTEREST Board of the same title, http://pinterest.com/vallance22/linear-b-knossos-mycenae/
    and I rated it *****. Keep up the fantastic work!

    Thanks again, hugs, Richard

  13. interesting post on Ephesus Joanna. Its a fantastic archaeological site. I have been to most of these sites you talk about and its difficult to choose which is my favorite however, Delphi is rather special to me because it was the first site I visited in Greece when on holiday with my late husband so many years ago.

  14. Hi Johanna, Just to say I have tried leaving comments on the appropriate pages on your blog but nothing happens when I click where it says leave a comment. Can you tell me why because I do log in first. Thanks

  15. Your new photo is stunning! Why did you close comments? Because of the Bible thumping jerk? I feel talked at when I can’t interact with you via comments. Don’t let a few or one person ruin it for all. “D

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and compliment Sindy! No, i haven’t closed my comments..or maybe i have done it by accident but closing a comments wasn’t my intention..i need to check my settings. Our friend Bible-Matt has nothing to do with this LOL :-D

  16. Thanks for following my blog…this is a happy accident as I am currently looking for some quality fiction set in the ancient world, Greece in particular. I’m not interested in mythology, romance, or any kind of Hollywood type nonsense. Rather, I’m looking for something gritty and authentic, written by someone who took the time to research and get it right. Any suggestions?

  17. I want to take a moment to say, “thank you” for following “A Way With Words.” My joy in writing is made more complete when people read what I’ve written.

    While I typically write on faith and mental illness, I’m known to dabble in other subjects, stories, and even the odd poem. If you have any requests, please let me know.

    You have a very intriguing blog here. I appreciate the beauty of ancient art and you present it well.

    Gratefully,
    Tony Roberts

  18. Thanks for following my blog. And oddly synchronicities to find you. My wife and I are travelling to athens for the first time in late October . I have recently been reading up on all things Ancient Greek and roman to keep up with my son who is studying classics at glasgow university. Your site has been a mini treasure trove so far, although I’ve had to rely on google translate for the Greek! :-)

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