Friday, October 02, 2015

Pouring one out for your Ancient Greek Homies

Hecuba mother of Hector and Paris in the Iliad pours one out for her homies

Stay, till I bring the cup with Bacchus crown'd,

In Jove's high name, to sprinkle on the ground,

And pay due vows to all the gods around

Pouring some of your alcoholic beverage on the ground is an ancient and common across many cultures. It is a practice called Libation.

The other word for today is Adoxography "fine writing on a trivial or base subject". The best adoxography books ive read recently are Red: The history of red hair, Paper an elegy and The Phone Book.

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