“[Children] need to know much of the ancient mythology; but they may be made conversant with its power, richness and beauty, without being initiated into its revolting and hideous details.”
-Christian Register, review of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s A Wonder Book for Girls and Boys, November 22, 1851, p. 186
So, wait, what about myth did he actually like??
the amount of Greek in your thesis will vastly outweigh that of Latin.
happy Ides of March all y’all plebeians
Definition: to utter howling sounds, as in shrill, wordless lamentation wail (Dictionary.com)
Origin: Latin, ululo, ululare - to howl, shriek, or celebrate/proclaim with howling.
Ululation is one of my favorite classics-related things, and, on occasion, it’s also what my thesis makes me do! Ululululululululululu….
Number of words in current thesis section draft: 9.
Number of words in current thesis section draft that are part of a pun: 9.
Scholarship can wait. Tonight I’m not making no argument cause I be wordplaying.
(Thanks magistraomahony for the submission!)
Spot on - I absolutely must have looked like this when we first read it freshman year. (And while we’re on the subject of Catullus 16, you can see check out one of the earliest Rejected Thesis Titles posts, which was inspired by this infamously obscene poetic gem.)
Classics major Florencia F. writes to inform us of a fantastic real life, genuine, bona fide article title that comes pretty close to blowing my mind. To set the stage, this title comes from Richard Greene and Peter Vernezze’s The Sopranos and Philosophy: I Kill Therefore I Am (Popular Culture and Philosophy) (Open Court Press, 2004).
Pretty good so far, right? I know! And the title itself doesn’t disappoint. Ladies and gentlemen, the University of Arizona’s Mike Lippman presents…
“Know Thyself, Asshole: Tony Soprano as an Aristotelian Tragic Hero”
I love this. I really do. Brilliant. Thanks for sending this in, Florencia!