Note: This text originally appeared as a series of blog entries on Harvey Bialy's website,
and can be found in its original form at this address .  It is listed on the
right hand side-bar under "Siderial Galleries": "When in Rome Do as the Greeks Did."  

It was subsequently edited by Dorota Czerner and published in The Open Space Magazine,
Issue 7. It is that version which is reprinted here.

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