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Native Greek Horses: from Man- & Fish-eaters to Gaiters

25.01.2016 in History

Native Greek Horses: from Man- & Fish-eaters, BC, to DMRT3 Gaiters in Modern Times In an ongoing interdisciplinary collaborative research project of the Aristotle and Texas A&M Universities, ‘mythical’ or prehistoric data from the 3rd or 2nd millennium BC reported by Greek writers, historians and tragedians in classical times are elucidated by a new approach reflecting taming, domestication, zoogeography and evolution of Equus caballus in Greece, from Thrace to the Peloponnese. Man-eating horses: Myth or Myth-history? It is our belief that factual events in stories written by ancient writers and painted or sculpted on vases and reliefs by artists were…