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Day: January 10, 2017
Would modern Greek speakers understand Longus, Daphnis, and Chloe in original Greek?
I’ve written a couple of answers where I’ve translated Classical Greek using only my knowledge of Modern Greek—although I was being overly permissive about understanding Classical grammar. So. Daphnis & Chloe, 2.5. https://msu.edu/~tyrrell/daphchl… Thereupon, he burst into loud laughter with a voice unlike that of a swallow or nightingale or swan. At the same time, […]
Why is it that the Oedipus myth resonates so much with a Westerner (Generic collective)?
Thank you for your A2A, Daniel. Jessica Lee has given an excellent answer; Vote #1 Jessica Lee’s answer to Why is it that the Oedipus myth resonates so much with a Westerner (Generic collective)? I’m answering more because Daniel isn’t convinced: As for the myth, it appears that the Westerner is afraid of being caught […]
What is your favourite Zeibekiko song and why?
My fellow Greeks have made excellent choices. So I have to choose another one. My choice fails Achilleas Vortselas’ criteria. They are the right criteria, they are what makes a zeibekiko such a joy to dance to. But I’m choosing a zeibekiko which isn’t as danceable, isn’t as heavy, isn’t as underworld, but is just […]
Is a rotational presidency a good idea for a future re-united Cyprus?
Hm. I get the symbolism, and the symbolism is important. It would demonstrate that, whatever the demographics and the history, both communities are equal in the State. It would work brilliantly if the presidency in Cyprus were a ceremonial head of state position, a symbolic Father/Mother of the Nation gig. The problem is that the […]