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"Do you see me, citizens of my homeland?" - A little less than a happy high — LiveJournal
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"Do you see me, citizens of my homeland?"
This morning, I was strangely delighted to have received a call from an Anne Tigoni. As we were talking, I kept wondering if her parents had been conscious of their choice, whether they had intended (at least phonetically) to name their child after the daughter and guide of the blind Oedipus. What sort of people could they have been? Was it some sort of literary in-joke? A guide to the character they wished her to possess?

Of course, now I'll never know for sure. My curiosity could not overcome the potential for disappointment at hearing her say, "Antigone? Who's that?"
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cinemama From: cinemama Date: January 28th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a let down for you! Why can't people just be down with the Greeks?
komos From: komos Date: January 28th, 2004 12:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tell me about it. It makes me sad that people of other cultures tend to know more about Western Civilization than most Americans. Hell, I'm disappointed in myself for not having read more and for having forgotten the lion's share of my Latin.
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komos From: komos Date: January 29th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (Link)

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I had to fight tooth and nail to get the Britain, and I'm still not sure that I'll ever get to see the cradle of Western Civ.

Bah. I don't even speak my native tongue or have any sense of the history of Canada. My ancestors spent the better part of 300 years prior to relocating to Maine in Quebec, and I have no idea who they are. But I suppose this is a different rant.

You could read Marcus Aurelius' Meditations to child...
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komos From: komos Date: January 29th, 2004 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
And there's another... how does one foster a young mind in the face of standardized education? I barely survived the experience, and I have no idea what it would be like guiding a child through the pitfalls of the system. The idea makes my brain hurt.

Incidentally, I'm very happy you found me here. 'Been too long.
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