Sometimes, the best book has the dustiest jacket. And sometimes, the best teacup is c h i p p e d.
Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo,
Aureli pathice et cinaede Furi,
qui me ex versiculis meis putastis,
quod sunt molliculi, parum pudicum.
Nam castum esse decet pium poetam
ipsum, versiculos nihil necessest;
qui tum denique habent salem ac leporem,
si sunt molliculi ac parum pudici
et quod pruriat incitare possunt,
non dico pueris, sed his pilosis
qui duros nequeunt movere lumbos.
Vos, quod milia multa basiorum
legistis, male me marem putatis?
Pedicabo ego vos et irrumabo.
- Catullus, ~70BC
It’s a shame that teenagers these days are so busy with their vulgar, offensive, shallow pop and rap that they don’t have any appreciation for the subtle, refined beauty of classical Latin poetry. It’s like you can just watch human civilization falling apart at the seams and getting more and more obsessed with sex and bad behavior ever since the internet.
iambicdearie nominated me for the ice bucket challenge! I nominated a bunch of my RL friends, don’t forget to donate!
↳ 1x22 - A Land Without Magic
Completing my nomination for the ALS Ice Bucket challenge!
I nominate @rufeepeach and my friend Ruth!
You have 24 hours.
I’ve been wanting to work on this one for a while now and it’s an hour till class starts….
Warning for PTSD, mentions of assault.
As if she singlehandedly destroyed those
multitudes of men.
As if she all alone
made this wound in us.
|—||Klytaimestra in Aiskhylos’s Agamemnon, translated by Anne Carson (via elucipher)|
Clytemnestra attempts to awaken the sleeping Furies so that they can resume their pursuit of Orestes, as seen in the opening of Aeschylus’ Eumenides. Apulian red-figure bell-krater, name-vase of the Eumenides Painter; ca. 380-370 BCE. Now in the Louvre.
Banqueting scenes in ancient Greek Attic red-figure pottery.
Banqueter and musician, kalos inscription (“Ho pais kalos” “The boy is handsome”). Tondo from an Attic red-figure cup, ca. 490 BC. Colmar Painter, found in Vulci.
Boy serving wine in a banquet, holding an oenochoe (wine jug) in his right hand and a kylix (shallow cup) in his left hand. Side A from and Attic red-figure kylix, ca. 460-450 BC, Euaion Painter.
Banquet scene: youth holding a kylix (shallow cup), surrounded by two young men holding skyphoi. Attic red-figure cup, ca. 490-480 BC, Cage Painter.