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Originally posted by drgonzaga drgonzaga wrote:

Welcome to the wonderful word of whacko although I would bet the ghost of W. C. Fields would be overjoyed at the notion of applying "it" on little children. Anyway, given the type of thoughts preoccupying the Swedes these days, why should anyone intefere with their desires to guarantee extinction.

 
Best leave the "it" girl where it belongs, with Clara Bow and the Roaring Twenties!


As always... I love Gonzaga's replies, he can get a little testy and annoying; but without him, this forum would be boring. Almost any thread I look at anymore, the 1st thing I think is "hmmm I wonder what Dr. G has to say about this!"

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I'm glad Sweden doing well enough to debate things like a 3rd gender, In the US we have This! Fun Fun Fun

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote opuslola Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 Apr 2011 at 01:20
And, I am surprised that no one has responded to my post above concerning "Ac-heel'es?"

Ancient sources also mention the battles between those women warriors that defended Troy, which are now known as the "Amazons".

So, just of what sexuality was Achilles?


Do, any of the ancient sources mention the length or girth of his penis?

I think not.

Was he mentioned as a "lady killer"? Or was he really mentioned as being possibly just another "feminine man" in a "harem!"

Just whom was his closest "love?" And, just whom just loved to wear his clothes (Armour)?

I am not being funny when I said the above.

Could it really be that Achilles was but another visage of other famous defenders of the harem, such as Narses?, or possibly even his predecessor?

And, as a final needle in the haystack, just?

But, perhaps one of you could finish my above question.

Just some speculation.

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Perhaps, the problem derives from the fact that you are making too much of the setting and not enough of the thematics within the epic itself. Deceit, rancor, jealousy, pride, flight from fate, and the interaction of man as individual with the gods as forces that must be satisfied because they embody all the pettiness of the human but within a greater setting. The desire to see homosexuality within the narrative is more a function of the reader than a subplot in the narrative. Writ large the Iliad touches upon a man's honor with respect to a woman as the roots of the conflict between the Trojans and the Greeks, and it repeats at a smaller level as the reason for Achilles and his tent-skulking, when Agamemnon takes for his a captive, Briseis, desired by Achilles.
 
As for your suppositions, they are not even Greek to me.


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Dr. Gonzaga wrote above;

"As for your suppositions, they are not even Greek to me."

That is a very funny line, may I use it sometime in my stand up comic routine?

But, neither are they "Greek to me."

Although I do not now, nor do I ever perchance to expect to actually read such a barbaric language, whereby such problems with translations became available.

But, perhaps that is why it is called "Greek?", at least to me and a few thousand others who hoped to translate it into other languages.

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Why worry about Greek? You are having trouble enough with English prepositions!
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Eunoch?
"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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Is that a typo or just funny?
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It's dyslexia.
"There was glory in pissing, Corabb decided as he watched the stream curve out and make that familiar but unique sound as it hit the ground." So true.
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