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#14117 11/07/01 12:12 AM
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Dear WW: The Greeks put masks on the actors to keep them from developing a star cult and fancy salaries.


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What is more perplexing is how long it took Oedipus to figure out the fact that he had murdered his father.

He knew he'd offed the king. He jus din't know it was his daddy.

Course, since daddy had tried to off him, it was sort of time delayed self-defense.


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I onder,which bothered Oedipus the more, patricide or incest?


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I would be more bothered by the incest. He dedn't know it was his father, and dad wasn't alive to remind him all the time after he found out. Anyway incest is grosser.


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Dear WW: one case in which a young man's having a middle-aged mistress was not a good idea.


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Mistress, Bill? I understood that he married her. Otherwise, what gain? Didn't he gain control of all that was his father's by marrying his mother? The tragedy is that it would have all been his anyway with only a little patience, which it seems his was a little askew?


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Oed didn't know that he'd offed the king.

I guess it all depends on whose version of the story you listen to (Rashomon anyone?); according to Graves it wasn't like that at all (but then what was?).

The -ology site wasn't really an -ology site, just a semiconvenient way of listing a whole bunch all at once. You can do the same thing with *gry to find all the words that M-W recognizes that end in gry. If you're hungry enough and it doesn't make you too angry.


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Faldage: My reference for Oed was Sophocles...

And, yes, it wasn't an ology site per se, but it was a site to access ologies and no one had even gotten me that close. I wonder whether siteology is a fast-growing study?

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