In reverse order, here’s the conversation so far… [The TRADIS as] Idris (Daughter C): Biting’s excellent. It’s like kissing. Only there’s a winner. Doctor Who Season 6, Episode 4 “The Doctor’s Wife” written by Neil Gaiman Andrew Jackson (Mr. Big Food): War is a blessing compared to national degradation. Hesiod (Marica): For those who practice
From that infallible source: The Works and Days (Ancient Greek: Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι, Erga kai Hēmerai)[a] is a didactic poem of some 800 lines written by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod around 700 BCE. At its center, the Works and Days is a farmer’s almanac in which Hesiod instructs his brother Perses in the agricultural arts.
I think I mentioned that I have finished the Primer on Greek Literature. The last chapter was on the Decadence. It was depressing. I did go back and read some of the primary literature from the earlier period (e.g., Demosthenes’ On the Crown, 330 B.C.), but I can’t stop thinking of the Decadence (~300-30 B.C.).
Sometime this week I will finish my very brief survey of Greek Literature and move onto ancient Roman lit. Marica cooks Monday reflects that ambition. We’ll be having Ancient Roman Bread courtesy of The Frug and Lemony Meat Sauce with Spaghetti from The Culinary Arts Institute. I do not think this family favorite is especially
I read a notice in our little weekly newspaper the other day about an upcoming presentation at Rainwater Observatory in nearby French Camp, Mississippi. “Sizing Up the Summer Skies” was to be presented by David Teske, “a recently happily retired science teacher.” The notice suggested that we might want to arrive in French Camp early and
Aristotle contemplating a bust of Homer, Rembrandt van Rijm (1653) Homer, about 1040 BC Aristotle, 384-322 BC Rembrandt, 1606-1669 AD You and I, 19xx-
I’m reading about the Greeks. I’m reading about the Greeks and their literature. And their lives over hundreds and hundreds of years, and of their poetry and the beginnings of Drama. And everywhere I read, I read of Antigone. ~~ Plus we’ve been watching Season 7 of the X-files. Not the best drama on the planet
http://www.geocities.ws/s00keyjane/plato.html Funny stuff! Tip of the old olive branch to Daughter C & The J-Man!
That yogurt-cucumber thing was delicious. I did scorch the pita while trying to grill it. No one seemed to mind– folks were sympathetic to the fact that when you warm bread over an open flame some scorching is bound to happen. The J-Man took time off from being an automobile mechanic to take some photos
As you know, I’ve been scoping at the Greek metropolis chronically, just being a demophile. Translation! I’ve been considering/examining [skopeo] the Greek city-states [meter=mother; polis=city] over a period of time [chronos], just being a lover of the Greek people [philia=love; demos= the people/citizens]. With that in mind I have biblios to share. Credit for the breads
Literature Primers: Greek Literature. R.C. Jebb. American Book Company, New York. 1890. Reprinted: Kindle version only $0.99!