πολλὰϲ δ’ ὁδοὺϲ ἐλθόντα φροντίδοϲ πλάνοιϲ
–Many are the roads I have come upon in the wanderings of my mind. Soph.OT.67
About this page:
Let’s start with the title, since, and I hope I don’t overstep here, it seems to me, most people don’t read Ancient Greek anymore. Δοκεῖ μοι (dokei moi) is a little phrase that means “it seems to me.” It is often used almost parenthetically, a sort of qualifier used when one is discussing something about which they do not have expert knowledge. Plato’s Sokrates uses it a lot. (Plato’s Sokrates is kind of a dick). So, that “it seems to me” back in the first sentence, that is a δοκεῖ μοι.
So much for the title. As for what this blog will be about, that lovely little line from Oidpous Tyrannos (or Oedipus Rex if you’re so inclined (Personally, I dig pedantic spellings)) ought to serve well enough as a guide for now. I expect there will be a bit of politics, a bit of sports, girls, life, the universe & everything. And since I’m not an expert on any of these things, the best I can do is to simply write about them as they seem to me.
One last thing, and that’s a note on translations. I expect there shall be a fair amount of Greek & Latin popping up here and there. All translations thereof will be mine, unless otherwise noted. Where I make mistakes, and I’m sure I will, I encourage people to write in and set me straight. Or at least argue about it!