Friday, September 10, 2004

quote of the day

on the interpretation of the use of the imperfect tense in ancient greek as a way to be able to make statements about an author:

'You'll find articles written on this: "His use of the imperfective tense there shows that...he was crazy, or that he had been drinking, or blah blah blah."'
--R. Hamilton, 9/10/04


'[The sentence] says, "Virtue is the origin of life for a man." Of course, chaos is the origin of life for a man, according to Hesiod.'
--R. Hamilton, 9/10/04

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