Monday, May 29, 2006

reciting philosophical limericks at the Algonquin Hotel


Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow a modern day Sophocles! :)


Wed May 31, 01:31:00 PM PDT  
Blogger david raphael israel said...

Friendly hyperbole appreciated.
However, "I've known Socrates.
Socrates was a friend of mine.
Senator, I am no Socrates."
(to paraphrase slightly)
cheers, d.i.

ps: oh, you said Sophocles?
Now you're getting way too erudite on me. Far as I'm aware, he wasn't too distinguished in the limerick form. Of cousre I could be wrong. :p

Wed May 31, 06:00:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No no refering to the glorious pose o'wise venerable orator of limerickrian tragedy :D

Sophocles is formed from sophos, “wise” (as in philosophy, “love of wisdom”), and –klēs, “glorious, famous,” and thus means “having wise fame, famous for wisdom.”

Mon Jun 05, 01:46:00 AM PDT  

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