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Excellence and Honor in Logue's War Music

I continue my discussion in this post of Logue’s War Music by focusing on the Homeric Greek concepts of arête (excellence) and tîmê (honour).  For those who are interested, I have discussed in previous posts the ideas of kleos and aidos and how Logue deftly weaves these concepts into his startling translation of the… 1,260 more words

Literature In Translation

My Favorite "Texts from Jane Eyre" Excerpts

Brought to you by Mallory Ortberg—and also my mom, who bought me her book last month:

Achilles

we were just wondering
when you might be thinking… 500 more words

Books

Etymology: cyclops

As the defining characteristic of this creature is its single eye, for a long time it was taken for granted that cyclops—Greek κύκλωψ—was an old compound meaning ’round-eye’: 215 more words

Linguistics

Capturing beyond SIP or capturing with Homer 6

Data capturing is vital for operating and troubleshooting SIP platforms. While capturing the SIP and RT(C)P traffic is essential, it is far from sufficient. The SIP platforms are far from being SIP engines only – there is a lot of non-SIP data, related to provisioning,  to backends or  integration (with other subsystem) or related to other layers in the system; data that is valuable when comes to capturing. 1,152 more words

Technical

Kakophōnotatōn

Part 3 of 3. Part 1 is here. Part 2 is here.

βιαζόμενον δέ τινα πρὸς ἐναντίον ῥεῦμα ποταμοῦ μετὰ τῶν ὅπλων καὶ τὰ μὲν ἀντέχοντα, τὰ δ’ ὑποφερόμενον εἰσάγων ἀνακοπάς τε ποιήσει συλλαβῶν καὶ ἀναβολὰς χρόνων καὶ ἀντιστηριγμοὺς γραμμάτων 187 more words

On One's Inability to be Evil

Everybody remembers where in Plato’s Republic Socrates asserts that evil cannot be done consciously, or rationally, for one doing evil believes himself to be doing good, and one cannot do evil to another, because one can only do good or evil to oneself. 696 more words

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