Re: [Czechlist] the Augean stables aka a doidy no good lousy Hoiculean task
- Hi Michal,
> "It was this government who set themselves the task of, asIt's probably just a typo, but make sure you write "Augean" not "Aegean".
> it were, cleaning out the Aegean stables of wild capitalism,
The latter means "designating, of, or pertaining to the sea between Greece
and Asia Minor".
> a task that even the Greek hero Heracles found so dauntingThe trouble with your construction is that, strictly, what it says is that
> that he had to summon supernatural powers to run the Alpheus
> River through the awfully neglected buildings."
Heracles cleaned out "the Augean stables of wild capitalism", which he
didn't: he cleaned out the Augean stables full stop (period). My personal
feeling is that the second clause shouldn't be necessary in a speech to be
delivered to an academic audience. This New School for Social Research
sounds like a graduate institute, and graduates shouldn't need to have
things spelt out for them: they should be intelligent enough to work them
out or find them out for themselves.