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Professor Niall Rudd also of the Classics Department (same address) who has just finished writing two chapters on "Daedalus and Icarus in Art" for a book to be entitled Ovid and his Influence. 

The following questions served as the focus of our discussions:

* What do you know about the story of Daedalus and its evolution over time?

* What is the significance of the Greek invasion after 1450 BC? Was Daedalus a Minoan figure or was he brought over with the Greeks?

* How might we best approach the various versions of the myth?

* Since we will probably focus on 6th and 7th century BC, what can you tell us about Knossos  at that time?

* What does the palace at Knossos reveal about science and engineering of the time?

* When you refer to the Minoan palace art as being the first in a distinctly European tradition (in Sci. Am. article) what are the implications for science and technology? Can the same "lineage" that you use with art be applied to science and engineering?

* What is known about the shipping and navigation routes of this time period?

* What bibliographic resources can you suggest for further study?

In response to the last question, Warren suggested the following texts as being important:

Aegean Civilization by Peter Warren
Palaces of Crete by Gerald Ladgon
Palaces of Crete by J. Water Graham
The Arts in Prehistoric Greece by Sinclair Hood (Pelican)
Minoan Society edited by Lucia Nixon and O.H. Krzyszkowska
Minoan Thalassocracy - Myth and Reality ed. Robin Hagg and Nanno Marinatos
Mycenia World by John Chadwick
Aerial Atlas of Ancient Crete by J. Wilson and Eleanor Myers. 
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