[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Otter Perry ottertee at silverwinggraphics.com
Wed Jun 9 00:42:58 EDT 2010


On Jun 8, 2010, at 6:04 PM, Elizabeth Parks wrote:

> I don't speak Greek of any age, at all, so I bow to Roger's superior
> un-translation (though I did, when looking into the origin of the  
> phrase
> "the sea, the sea!" come across some long thing about how it would  
> have
> been, in that time and in that type of Greek, "thalatta, thalatta!"  
> instead
> of "thalassa, thalassa!")

Yup.  Xenophon's Anabasis.  The Greeks were pleased when they finally  
got
back to the sea.

[The movie _The Warriors_ is based on the Anabasis, incidentally.]


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