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Dec 24th, 2003 at 11:45am
 
Merry Christmas everyone

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Feliz Navidad¡¡
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Reply #1 - Dec 24th, 2003 at 1:25pm
 
Merry Christmas to you also, Honderro!

And a Merry Christmas to everyone else.

jeff <>< who really likes Christmas
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So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone. (1 Samuel 17:50)
 
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Reply #2 - Dec 24th, 2003 at 5:00pm
 
The beautiful sculpure!

Merry Christmas to you, guys!

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In the shape, structure and position of each stone, there is recorded a small piece of history. So, slinging them, we add a bit of our history to them.
 
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Reply #3 - Dec 25th, 2003 at 12:10pm
 
Merry Christmas Everyone!
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Reply #4 - Dec 28th, 2003 at 10:37pm
 
Where is this scupture? What is the story behind it?
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Reply #5 - Dec 29th, 2003 at 1:45pm
 
Hi David, I like to answer this question. The sculpture is in Mallorca (Balearic Islands), at the building of the Balearic government. It shows one of those mythical Balearic honderos that saw the Romans in the islands when they arrived at Spain, and is  represented as they described them in clasic texts: almost naked, with a leather bag for stones and a sling of a single braid (divided in the middle to place the projectile). Soon they would engage them for his armies, although the Carthaginians have done it before to fight against Rome in the Punic wars.
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Reply #6 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 1:20pm
 
Hondero
What ancient writer gave a discription of the Balearic slingers?
You can see some of my illustrations on this website. I did the color illustrations. Thanks so much!

http://www.mallorcaweb.net/foners/historia/menu.htm
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Reply #7 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 2:06pm
 
Hello Johnny!

Welcome to the Forum!

I didn´t understand one word but your paintings was very, very nice! If I only could make it half that good!!

Ulrica
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Reply #8 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 2:52pm
 
Thanks Ulrica
I will in the future post some more illustrations on this site. I'm a graphic artist/illustrator by profession and have done many things on the ancient Greek and Romans.
Thanks again!
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Reply #9 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 3:27pm
 
Hallo Johnny!

Then I understand why you can paint so good!
I´m looking forward to see some of your work here on this site!

And I hope you will like it here among us!

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Reply #10 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 4:18pm
 
How do you post images?
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Reply #11 - Feb 2nd, 2004 at 6:35pm
 
Jhonny, I knew the Mallorcaweb site and always I have asked myself: who will be this Jhonny Shumate, the author of these interesting slingers illustrations? Smiley  Where else have you published drawings?
You can read descriptions of Balearic slingers mainly in Strabo and Diodorus.
To post images they can be previously placed in a web server, as Mallorca web i.e, and then you put its adress (URL) between the two codes that appears in your message when select the inser image icon, above the angry smiley, or just send them to our administrator Chris

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Reply #12 - Feb 3rd, 2004 at 12:40am
 
Great site with great illustrations!  I'll add a link to you under the "Other Websites" page.

What language is it in?  I can't get babelfish to recognize it.

http://babelfish.altavista.com/

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Reply #13 - Feb 3rd, 2004 at 3:41am
 
Johnny,

    Those are very good illustrations.
 

Chris,

The language of the site is CATALAN, the language that we speak in Cataluña, Valencia and Balearic Islands (and in the little country of Andorra, some parts in the south of France and in some islands of Italy). Those three regions conform what we call "Països Catalans" (Catalan Countries), that share a same language (totaly separated from Castilian or, as you say, Spanish) and a close historical background because the three regions were three different kingdoms united under the Crown of Aragon (a kind of confederation of kingdoms). All that ended when the king Fernando and the queen Isabel Los Católicos married and united both Crowns and began the history of what we call Spain. Nevertheless, we Catalans, Valencians and Belears still use our language and follow some of our old traditions. Some people even would like the independence from Spain.
    I invite you guys to know this language, cause it is very rich and you may enjoy our literature.

By the way, slinger in Catalan is FONER (Sling is called FONA) and in Castilian is HONDERO (Sling is called HONDA). I'm sure you already knew that.

Foner (from Valencia)
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Reply #14 - Feb 3rd, 2004 at 3:58am
 
Foner;

wow. Everyday I learn something new! Thank you.

That sounds very interesting! But even if I should be interested in learning catalan, it would be hard to get books and a teacher, I think.

And right now I don´t have enough time to learn a fourth language.  Cry

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