Fanax: the Mycenaean term for "king"; pronounced "wanax". The funny initial letter, "F", is called digamma and shows up in Archaic Greek epigraphy (papyrus and tablet writings). The sound, if not the letter form, and its linguistic equivalent initially show up in the heiroglyphic writings (Linear B) of Bronze Age Greece both at Pylos, in the far west of Greece (Peloponnese), and at Knossos in north central Crete, the funny "F". Specifically, digamma shows up in the Greek of Homer's Iliad with the word "F"anax, but there it's a "rough breathing" in the form "(h)anax", where the term is linked to an important individual at Pylos. In Classical and Hellenistic Greek, the F continues in this aspirant, or "h" sound, form at the beginning of many Greek words.

Entries for month: February 2009

$2.5 Trillion

February 11, 2009 ·

Oh, for the love of freedom.

" ... and the Federal Reserve, making use of its ability to print money."

Remember those words when it all comes crashing down in a deflation of the dollar beyond all belief.

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Kill the Bill

February 08, 2009 ·

Top 10 Reasons to Oppose the Stimulus Deficit Spending Bill

Read and learn

For the love of freedom, please read and learn.

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