Borrowings ( was Re: Filliozat, etc.)

Narayan S. Raja raja at galileo.IFA.Hawaii.Edu
Mon May 6 21:18:31 UTC 1996

On Mon, 6 May 1996, George Thompson wrote:

> there would be little dispute about "the borrowing of ideas".  Enrica
> Garzilli informs me that she believes that there was a certain amount of
> borrowing in the other direction [i.e., from Greek to Indic]. No doubt,
> there was.  But I am confident that subsequent research will show that the
> Greeks learned a quite few things from those dark-skinned, scantily-attired
> "gymnosophists" and philosophers, from India, as well as from other peoples

I was under the impression that the
systematic study of grammar/language is 
considered an uncontroversial example
of  Greek "borrowing" from India... or 
am I mistaken?



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