“Why, for example, do the great writers use anticipation instead of surprise? Because surprise is merely an instrument of the unusual, whereas anticipation of a consequence enlarges our understanding of what is happening. Look at a point of land over which the sun is certain to rise, Coleridge…
Oh hello there glad you post a comment, i feel honored finding people who studied Greek. Ancient greek are so difficult language and good for you :D that you did it!
I am also glad that I studied it, though I must admit that it is getting rusty. I’m a Latin teacher now, and there aren’t many opportunities for me to keep my Greek fresh with other people. I have a hard time motivating myself to read it alone.
“Everything dies someday. Better to die thinking that you’re going to miss a golden age, than to go out thinking that you had taken your children’s chances with you. That you’d left your descendants with all kinds of toxic long-term debts. Now that would be depressing. As it is, we only have to feel bad for ourselves.”—Kim Stanley Robinson Blue Mars
When CNN founder Ted Turner told his dad that he’d decided to major in Classics, his father sent him a letter expressing his disappointment.
Ted Turner’s father was apparently an ass. He goes on and on about his son’s education making him (that is Ted) a snob. But he does it in the snobbiest damn letter I’ve ever read. It makes so little sense; Mr. Turner’s father was some kind of Classics bigot or something, suggesting that studying Faulkner would be relevant while studying Plato is snobby. Right, Faulkner is in every working man’s lunch pail.