Curious George

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Monday, April 06, 2009

Words Words Words... and more words (and some greeks)

Scotoma refers to an individual's inability to perceive personality traits in themselves that are obvious to others

Eloquence is a great word - rolls off the tongue so smoothly. It mean fluent, forcible, elegant or persuasive speaking in public

Beware the Greeks:
While “beware of Greeks bearing gifts” is the usual English phrasing, the original quotation from Virgil is quite different: “Whatever it is, I fear Greeks even when they bring gifts.”
It is Spoken by Laocoon, “Quidquid id est, timeo Danaos et dona ferentes.”
The Aenid is the only written account we have of the fall or Ilium, or Troy as its also known. The Illiad only leads up to the burial-games of Hector.


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