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    Re: How best to pronounce Eratosthenes?
    From: Peter Monta
    Date: 2015 Aug 26, 05:25 -0700
    Hi Dave,

    I might have to refer to Eratosthenes in a couple of weeks time, and I’m wondering how best to recall the name and how best to pronounce it without tying a knot in my tongue or revealing an almost total ignorance of the Classics.  Would I be far wrong if I simply said Eratos The Knees very quickly?  Dave


    The first one on the link below gives the pronunciation from a Greek person---different cadence and emphasis---but suitable only for presentations in Greek I guess:

    http://www.pronouncenames.com/pronounce/eratosthenes

    The name is pronounced a few seconds into this charming introductory video on geodesy (not sure where I saw this---might have been NavList):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ramawc3uKgM

    Cheers,
    Peter

       
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