Re: [mythsoc] help with classics?
- Yup, it is, and didn't she give him a smart retort in someone else's poem
Actually, who are you, and what did you do with Wendell? You're gonna ruin
his reputation saying that that's his favorite poem.
Maybe someone who has actually read this stuff in recent memory could chime
in and tell us whether the Ars was written half in fun.
I'm still reading about the squid god -- or actually it's pie baking time.
Don't tell me that some of you get to gather at holiday meals with lots of
other book fiends for literary pow-wows, I think I'd about burst with envy.
Elizabeth Apgar Triano
amor vincit omnia
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> Date: 11/24/2004 11:38:33 AM
> Subject: Re: [mythsoc] help with classics?
> "Love conquers all" is a pretty vague statement that could be applied to
> lot of different philosophies. To most modern people without a traditionof
> arranged marriages, it means just "I love you and you love me, so life isgoing
> to be just hunky-dory from now on." To medieval people and perhaps topeople
> in ancient times, it was more about falling in love with someone whomyour
> social class or your already arranged marriage forbid you from marrying.To Ovid,
> though, it apparently just meant "You think I'm kind of cute and I thinkwaste time
> you're kind of cute, right? So let's do it right here and now. Why
> talking about it?" As much as I love "To His Coy Mistress" (and, reallyand
> truly, it's my favorite poem), on some level it's a guy saying "You knowyou want
> it, baby" to a girl.
> Wendell Wagner
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