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The endurance of the world’s most voguish undercover agent and the evolution of the James Bond franchise are explored during this clever but nostalgic choice of essays. major writers, together with Raymond Benson, J.A. Konrath, Raelynn Hillhouse, and John Cox, talk about the 10 sexiest Bond women, the easiest villains, and the debate surrounding the most recent actor to play James Bond. themes coated diversity from the playful—how to construct a mystery lair and keep away from the perennial error made by means of would-be international dominators—to the thought-provoking, corresponding to Bond’s position within the glossy international, his Oedipal developments and perceived misogyny, and the unerring attract of the captivating spy.

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With their passion for accounting, the Minoans apparently kept records of almost everything. The receipts record payments owed, with careful notation of any deficits in the amount actually paid in. The records of disbursements From Indo-Europeansto Mycenaeans 25 from the palace storerooms cover ritual offerings to the gods, rations to personnel, and raw materials for crafts production, such as metal issued to bronze smiths. None of the tablets records any exchange rate between different categories of goods, such as, for example, a ratio to state how much grain counted as the equivalent of a sheep.

Bronze, much stronger and able to hold a razor edge, made feasible the production of durable metal daggers, swords, and spearheads. The earliest Aegean daggers have been found at third-millennium Troy in western Anatolia. The dagger soon became standard equipment for warriors in the Bronze Age and an early entry in the catalogue of weapons that fuel the arms races familiar in human history. Daggers gradually lengthened into swords, increasing the killing efficiency of these new weapons. Bronze Age smiths could also make daggers and swords that were far more than utilitarian implements for war and hunting.

4. 5. @? ka-ka kho(l)ko[s) khalkas 'bronze' * @T pa-ka-no pha[s)gona phasgana 'swords' hl'i TWS 'Yhyf *e* tf-ri-po tripa(s) tripous 'tripod' ije-redo (h)iereia hierem 'priestess' qa-si-re-u gwasileu(s) bosileus 'chief tu-ka-te thugate/r) thugate 'daughter' V# ka-wo ko(r)wo[s) kouros 'bay' 1. The words written in Linear B characters. 2. The words transcribed into syllables (separated by hyphens) using the English alphabet. 3. The words reconstructed into phonetic form (with letters in parentheses that must be supplied by [he speaker reading the words).

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