Sunday, 26 April 2009

254: Classical Attitudes 1

What can we learn from a good grounding in classical history, literature and culture? That all those old Greek philosophers never read Leviticus.

by David Austin in “Private Eye” 10 August 1973. “Hom Sap” used a classical setting to make satirical points and jokes about contemporary political and social situations while also making jokes about the classical milieu.

by Phil Interlandi(signature unclear?) in “Playboy” August 1973. Refers to Diogenes who went about with a lantern in the broad daylight in a search for an honest man,

quotes from Love and Death (1975)
written and performed by Woody Allen

"I wonder if Socrates and Plato took a house on Crete during the summer."

“What would Socrates say? All those Greeks were homosexuals. Boy, they must have had some wild parties. I bet they all took a house together in Crete for the summer. A: Socrates is a man. B: All men are mortal. C: All men are Socrates. Means all men are homosexuals. Heh... I'm not a homosexual. Once, some cossacks whistled at me. I, I have the kind of body that excites both persuasions. You know, some men are heterosexual and some men are bisexual and some men don't think about sex at all, you know... they become lawyers.”

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