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I have in my possessin The Little, Brown Handbook 7th ed.  It's an excellent source to help write grammatical sentences, punctuation, mechanics, etc.  I know now to use the Chicago Manual Style for my bibliography with my Greeks.  I'm trying like mad not to use footnotes or endnotes in my project.  Guys, this is starting to give me a headache.  I caught several mistakes: for example,  I had someone married to the wrong person and listed as a son instead of a daughter.  Here's a small sample:

Abas: (king of Argolis) married Aglaia and had his twins Proetus and Acrisius.

Acrisius: son of Abas and Aglaia. Twin to Proetus. Married Aganippe who had a daughter Danaë.


Aganippe: married Acrisius and mother to Danaë.

Danaë: daughter of Acrisius and Aganippe. Mother of Perseus by Zeus.


I now have 43 pages with over 5900 words.  And there is so much more to log.  This will take way longer than the summer, but yet still fun.  Some of these characters (like Zeus, Poseidon, Aphrodite) are very promiscuous.


jonaht: (dragon with books)

I've been working on my greek genealogy.  So far I have nine pages of scribbled notes. I started putting it in a format so I have 33 pages and 3700 words. I'm sure there's an easier way than I'm doing now, but since there's no deadline I only work now and then.  I'm quite proud of what is done so far.  But now I have to go back and get book info to cover myself.  lol.  oh well.  It keeps my brain from disolving into mush.

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Jun. 11th, 2009 10:03 pm
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Things are a bit strange here but quiet.  I've basically been reading, studying, and watching movies.  I saw Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. 

I made cookies that called for flour in quarts instead of cups and eggs in 1/4 cups many.  That was the small batch.

I'm compiling a genealogy for the greek gods.  Sheesh, the incest!  Fathers with daughters, brothers and sisters, nieces with uncles.  Good grief.  And the wife stealing was non-stop.  Some of the kids didn't know who their father was because of all the men the women slept around with all the time.  I guess if you're immortal  it's easy to get bored especially if you're with the same person year in and year out.  heehee.

Sorting it out is confusing but it's my summer project.  I want to get their lineage straight and crossed referenced.  I don't know if there's already a book out there with the greek god family tree, but if there is one than I will compare my reports with it when I'm done.


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