I play on a Minecraft sever with a few friends and I discovered this really cool mountainous archipelago that I founded a city on (still in progress). One of my friend’s requested to help me develop it; I granted him permission and the title of Patrician one one condition: all structures on my islands must have a Greco-Roman theme. I am pleased with his contribution, although it does need some better lighting (he’s working on it).
When I looked it up, I couldn’t find any sources to support this information outside of tumblr. Regardless of how factual this is, it’s still amusing. And if someone can find a source for this, by all means, please share it with me. I didn’t spend a whole lot of time looking, so it’s entirely possible that it’s out there and I just couldn’t find it
hey does anyone else remember the 1956 penguin classics edition of the aeneid and how when the translator (w.f. jackson knight) got stuck with the latin he would get his friend who was a medium to uhhhhhh summon The Ghost Of Vergil to help him out? and how sometimes The Ghost Of Vergil would be accompanied by The Ghost Of Euripides? and how The Ghost Of Vergil called jackson knight agrippa because he thought he was a reincarnation of marcus vipsanius agrippa? because i think about these things a lot,
hi you can find this info on w.f. jackson knight’s wiki page. my source was a lecture in my translation theory module; here is the relevant slide:
it’s also discussed in this review of a biography of w.f. jackson knight:
Just a quick thing on a comment by @kitkat-the-muffin (I can’t tag you, not sure why):
From the version I’ve read, Meleager was on a boar hunt when an argument broke out with his uncles over who should take the hide of the boar as a prize (he’d given it to Atalanta). They argued that Atalanta didn’t deserve it because she didn’t kill it (she drew first blood and wounded it, Meleager stabbed it) and because she was a woman.
Meleager was having none of that so he killed them. His mother became angry because they were her brothers so she threw the stick into a fire thus killing him.
Can we randomly bring up the fact that he died fighting against some guys who were being sexist towards Atalanta? And his dad might have been Ares. Clearly seeing where the Respecting Women Juice came from.