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By Cedric H. Whitman

In general one is chary of claiming this type of factor a few severe paintings, although unique the writer; the extra one seems to be down the lengthy standpoint of literary stories, the extra one feels how a lot of what we're vulnerable to consider because the shattering discovery of our personal new release is absolutely the typical perception of the a long time, otherwise phrased to slot the style. yet Professor Whitman deals whatever unattempted, as far as i do know, from antiquity to the current day, and that's an entire and systematic learn of Aristophanes, no longer as a resource for overdue fifth-century historical past and antiquities, nor as a rfile within the historical past of drama, nor as a natural spring of Attic vocabulary and syntax, yet as a poet; a comic book poet.

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Then he returns to the cave of his birth, and gets back into his cradle. " He then reveals his motive for the theft. As long as he stays in the cave, he is without honor or account; the robbery asserts his claim upon a share in the world: Better to spend our days in converse with the immortals, 32 COMIC HEROISM Than sit in a mouldy cave; I will encroach on the sacred Honor Apollo possesses, I too. 25 And if Zeus will not give him such a share, he will go to Delphi and steal everything Apollo owns.

Then he returns to the cave of his birth, and gets back into his cradle. " He then reveals his motive for the theft. As long as he stays in the cave, he is without honor or account; the robbery asserts his claim upon a share in the world: Better to spend our days in converse with the immortals, 32 COMIC HEROISM Than sit in a mouldy cave; I will encroach on the sacred Honor Apollo possesses, I too. 25 And if Zeus will not give him such a share, he will go to Delphi and steal everything Apollo owns.

Arrived at the Alpheus river, he proceeds to slaughter two of the cows, and roasts them in twelve equal portions in honor of the twelve gods, of whom he himself is one. Then he returns to the cave of his birth, and gets back into his cradle. " He then reveals his motive for the theft. As long as he stays in the cave, he is without honor or account; the robbery asserts his claim upon a share in the world: Better to spend our days in converse with the immortals, 32 COMIC HEROISM Than sit in a mouldy cave; I will encroach on the sacred Honor Apollo possesses, I too.

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