I could be bounded in a nutshell and count myself king of infinite space.
The difference between learning a modern language and an ancient language is that in first year French you learn “Where is the bathroom?” and “How do I get to the train station?” and in first year Attic Greek or Latin you learn “I have judged you worthy of death” and “The tyrant had everyone in the city killed.”
Bobby & Emilie [50/?]
@emiliederavin what was your favorite scene to film from OUAT?
Orphic Hymn 56, “To Adonis” (author unknown; date perhaps 200-250 CE)
Hear me as I pray, o god of many names, o best of spirits,
You of the delicate hair, you dweller in solitudes,
Brimming with lovely songs, bearer of good counsel.
Your forms are many, you nurture all things in your brilliance;
You are both young maiden and young man-
You blossom for all, Adonis; in the fair seasons’ cycle
You are extinguished and then shine again.
You cause life to flourish, you with your twin horns;
You are loved by many- with our tears we do you honor.
Radiant is your body; you rejoice in the hunt;
Your locks of hair are thick, your mind is filled with desirable thoughts,
O sweet offspring of Cypris, o scion of Eros,
Begotten in the bed of lovely-haired Persephone.
At times you dwell in the depths of murky Tartarus,
But then you lift your body, covered in ripe fruits,
Back to Olympus. O come, blessed one,
And bring fruits from the earth to the initiates.
Κλῦθί μου εὐχομένου, πολυώνυμε, δαῖμον ἄριστε,
ἁβροκόμη, φιλέρημε, βρύων ὠιδαῖσι ποθειναῖς,
Εὐβουλεῦ, πολύμορφε, τροφεῦ πάντων ἀρίδηλε,
κούρη καὶ κόρε, † σὺ πᾶσιν † θάλος αἰέν, Ἄδωνι,
σβεννύμενε λάμπων τε καλαῖς ἐν κυκλάσιν ὥραις,
αὐξιθαλής, δίκερως, πολυήρατε, δακρυότιμε,
ἀγλαόμορφε, κυναγεσίοις χαίρων, βαθυχαῖτα,
ἱμερόνους, Κύπριδος γλυκερὸν θάλος, ἔρνος Ἔρωτος,
Φερσεφόνης ἐρασιπλοκάμου λέκτροισι λοχευθείς,
ὃς ποτὲ μὲν ναίεις ὑπὸ Τάρταρον ἠερόεντα,
ἠδὲ πάλιν πρὸς Ὄλυμπον ἄγεις δέμας ὡριόκαρπον·
ἐλθέ, μάκαρ, μύσταισι φέρων καρποὺς ἀπὸ γαίης.
Adonis, Benjamin West, 1800 (retouched 1806)
The Cockblock Brigade
An incident from the voyage of the Argo to find the Golden Fleece: Zetes and Calaïs, the winged sons of Boreas (the North Wind), help the blind seer Phineas by rescuing him from the Harpies, who have repeatedly befouled his food. Side A of an Attic red-figure column-krater, attributed to the Leningrad Painter; ca. 460 BCE. Found at Altamura in southern Italy; now in the Louvre.