Links van 18 juli 2012 tot 26 juli 2012

Letters of Note: This is my son. He speaks Greek.
In 1957, at 18 years of age, future billionaire and founder of CNN, Ted Turner, informed his father that he would be majoring in Classics after being inspired by a professor at Brown University. His father was furious to say the least, and responded to his son's announcement with the following despairing letter — a letter which Ted later sent to the college paper in retaliation, who then reprinted it in full.

Sensational Sappho » Dr Armand D’Angour
Everyone knows the Aphrodite of Melos, the so-called Venus de Milo – an ancient statue, the arms of which have broken off. The statue could perhaps be restored to wholeness with reasonable fidelity if we had evidence from later copies or versions of how the original looked, or by comparing other statues by the same sculptor. So what about Sappho’s equally famous fragment, Poem 31?

LRTimelapse 1.4 – the holy grail – my day-to-night workflow on Vimeo
If you already work with LRTimelapse or are planning to use it, you definitely shouldn't miss this tutorial.

Recipe for Garum or liquamen, the Roman fish sauce
Garum is one of the basic ingredients in the cuisine of Roman antiquity. It is a fish sauce that was used to salt dishes. You can't simply use kitchen salt, because instead of extracting moisture (which is what salt does), garum adds moisture to a dish.

Charles C. Mann, 1491
Before it became the New World, the Western Hemisphere was vastly more populous and sophisticated than has been thought—an altogether more salubrious place to live at the time than, say, Europe. New evidence of both the extent of the population and its agricultural advancement leads to a remarkable conjecture: the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact