a blog with cultural bulimia.

Monday, May 24, 2004


"To some people - perhaps those who exercise a lot and don't have a classical education - the word Achilles refers primarily to a body part that gets inflamed with too much long-distance running. For those people, it's coincidental that there was once a Greek hero by that name."
Hollywood Help Wanted: Classicists With Style
"We need writers who can make clear and entertaining the links between these two disparate eras in which the word Trojan has such different connotations."