Tuesday, January 25, 2005

The Wikipedia Watchword of the Day--1/25

The Wikipedia Watchword of the Day is

Bicameral Mind

The theory is probably hogwash but it is the only theory to ever explain to me why Homeric Greek is so messed up. In The Iliad, the syntax is not confusiing; it's non-existent. Upon attemping to translate it, a student of Greek-not so much like he's deciphering an ancient story-but examining the schizophernic rantings of aliens from another planet. Then again, what do Chinese people think when they read Shakespeare?


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