The new testament is basically written in "wardine be cry" language. Koine greek was a bastardized patois not respected in the world of greek literature.
The New Testament is boring as fuck. The Old Testament has all these wonderful stories about the meaning of hardship and the personal characters of great men, and then the New Testament is just like, "Believe and you'll be saved".
Going to my first fiction workshop at a uni near me. What do you guys think of workshops? Not like an MFA, just a mix of people. Stories?
existing feels to me so empty and hollow
loneliness is so despairing and it feels like It penetrates my bones
nothing is but a fake or a lie, exept the vast emptiness of the space around us
i feel like only love can save us, but i'm 19 years old and i never had anything with a girl, nor i think i'll have any if i will keep going like this
how can one cope with this? will i just wait for something to come along?
If it makes you feel better, I am in my mid 30s, and the people you see getting lives and girls and boys and kids feel the exact same thing, men and women.
I would recommend cramming your life full so that you dont have to think about it. Schedule and regiment yourself
-religion (if you swing that way)
-community service (you could at least reduce the suffering of others to make your life more worthwile)
-vidya or cinema (if you have...
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how would you approach this woman?
Different than approaching this woman I assure you.
Can someone explain to me the difference between Debord and Baudrillard's thought. In particular the difference between Hyper-reality and the spectacular society.
At face value the two critical systems seem overly similar. Did Baudrillard take ideas from Debord, or is there a lot that I'm missing
Why do exquisite sounds, such as 'vile',
often refer to negative concepts in English?
How to best write the first sentence paragraph, and which book begins the best?
My book begins the best.
"I got dad’s ashes on my jeans today."
Will I fuck my shit up if I become an archivist?
I was thinking of going into economy and I'm just about to finish my collegial diploma, but I'm seriously in doubt and it feels like it's not really the time to doubt anything really.
there are a lot of broads in it
i recently got disciplined at work because someone recommended i go into archival/library work and i said "there are a lot of broads in it"
it's currently booming to hell and back in my city, ten thousand of my idiot giggling female coworkers are in it. i wonder if it will be oversaturated within 3 years.
He /lit/, I want to get into Chaucer, and other anons here have recommended the Riverside edition.
Is this edition in Middle English? I'd appreciate if any anon who owns it could take some pictures to random pages, and perhaps to the Notes section, because Amazon's preview doesn't get to that part.
What are some good comfy book like Typhoon ?
Can we have a translations thread?
What's the best translation of Theogony and Works and Days or Aeschylus in general?
I'm reading the OUP edition of The Iliad (translated by Fitzgerald), and I decided to order the OUP Odyssey, assuming it would be the same translation, but it's Shewring's prose translation. Should I read it or return it? And why aren't OUP consistent here?
What is a good encyclopaedia of Art/Literature movements? Preferably online.
"I think it's only in a crisis that Americans see other people. It has to be an American crisis, of course. If two countries fight that do not supply the Americans with some precious commodity, then the education of the public does not take place. But when the dictator falls, when the oil is threatened, then you turn on the television and they tell you where the country is, what the language is, how to pronounce the names of the leaders, what the religion is all about...The whole world takes an interest int his curious way Americans educate themselves."
>and then he said he prefers a literal translation over an artistic one