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    Re: Owls to Athens
    From: Dan Allen
    Date: 2001 Jul 09, 8:31 PM

    One senses that there is an awful lot to learn in one lifetime.  I studied
    Greek and the history of Greece in college (not as a major but just for fun)
    and I never came across this part of Greek history.
    Just imagine how much will be lost from our age to generations to come...
    unless Google continues to index it all!
    Thanks for the info.
    -----Original Message-----
    From  Navigation Mailing List [mailto:NAVIGATION-L@LISTSERV.WEBKAHUNA.COM]On
    Behalf Of Herbert Prinz
    Sent: Monday, July 09, 2001 6:48 PM
    Subject: Re: Owls to Athens
    I often use these kind of idioms without thinking. In the particular case I
    translated literally from German "Eulen nach Athen tragen" and had no second
    thought about whether anybody would understand. I do remember now that I
    once heard the expression "To bring coal to Manchester", but frankly, I
    prefer the owls to the coal even though until 5 minutes ago I had no idea
    where they are coming from. In general, if it's not the Bible, it's Goethe,
    and if it's not Goethe, it's Shakespeare.
    Well, in this case it's neither of the three. This is what I found for you:
     The Owls of Athens
    Best regards
    Herbert Prinz (from 1368950/-4603950/4182550 ECEF)
    Dan Allen wrote:
      A classical allusion that eludes me... owls to Athens?
      Can you refresh my mind?

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