Monthly Archives: November 2011

Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 7: 5.202-236 TEXT & TRANSLATION

HHA 1: 5.1-33 HHA:  COMMENTS 1 HHA 2: 5.34-67 HHA 3: 5.68-99 HHA 4: 5.100-130 HHA 5: 5.131-167 HHA 6: 5.168-201 The Greek text is printed by permission of Thesaurus Linguae Gracae ® TLG® is a registered trademark of The … Continue reading

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Pauper and Prince

δαιμονίη, τί μοι ὧδ’ ἐπέχεις κεκοτηότι θυμῷ; ἦ ὅτι δὴ ῥυπόω, κακὰ δὲ χροῒ εἵματα εἷμαι, πτωχεύω δ’ ἀνὰ δῆμον; ἀναγκαίη γὰρ ἐπείγει. τοιοῦτοι πτωχοὶ καὶ ἀλήμονες ἄνδρες ἔασι. καὶ γὰρ ἐγώ ποτε οἶκον ἐν ἀνθρώποισιν ἔναιον ὄλβιος ἀφνειὸν καὶ … Continue reading

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WHO WHOM WHOSE WHO’S

Modern English is a relatively uncomplicated language in terms of its morphology – certainly nothing on the order of Latin or – worse! – ancient Greek.  But there is a vestige of earlier shapes of the proto-language, and the particular … Continue reading

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Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite 6: 5.168-201 TEXT & TRANSLATION

HHA 1: 5.1-33 HHA:  COMMENTS 1 HHA 2: 5.34-67 HHA 3: 5.68-99 HHA 4: 5.100-130 HHA 5: 5.131-167 The Greek text is printed by permission of Thesaurus Linguae Gracae ® TLG® is a registered trademark of The Regents of the … Continue reading

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Classics Alive

… σοὶ δ’ ἔργα φίλ’ ἔστω μέτρια κοσμεῖν, ὥς κέ τοι ὡραίου βιότου πλήθωσι καλιαί. … and you take good care to have everything in order so your barns will be full of the season’s crop. Hesiod Works and Days … Continue reading

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Paraklausithyron in Current Drag

The literary typology in ancient Greek and Roman literature known as the παρακλαυσίθυρον paraklausithyron (e.g, Theocritus Id. 23, Catullus 67, Propertius 1.16, Ovid Amores 1.6) has found its way into contemporary forms of film and television, and it is my … Continue reading

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Awesome humanity

Πολλὰ  τὰ  δεινὰ  κοὐδὲν ἀν- θρώπου  δεινότερον  πέλει. Many are the world’s wonders and none more wondrous than man. Sophocles, “Antigone” 332-333 This famous passage from the so-called “Ode to Man” chorus in the Sophoclean play more than justifies that … Continue reading

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