Respecto a Pythias
, esposa de Aristoteles, se han encontrado no menos de seis versiones distintas sobre su relacion con Hermias (hija, nieta, concubina, sobrina, hermana y hermana adoptada como hija (63)).
(Photo courtesy of the Midland County Historical Society.) Next page, top: Midland's Knights of the Pythias
Temple before it was transformed into the new city hall building.
Tellingly, Jonson's conflation of his contemporaries' versions of Hero and heander in Bartholomew Fair with Damon and Pythias
exploits the puppets' androgyny and extends his predecessors' satirical portrayals of love and amity in early modern England.
(In private, they were giddy at the Pythias
productivity.) Over the following ten years, half a dozen committees of muckety-mucks assembled: they navel-gazed and proselytized, they expressed their "strong concern' and "deep commitment to systemic change," they generated reams of damning data and shelf-feet of dense reports with recommendations totaling in the hundreds.
He asked the Pythia
whether or not he should invade Persia, and she responded, "A great empire will fall." He presumed that she meant Persia and proceeded to invade, only to lose and be conquered in turn--the empire that would fall was his.
What might Pythias
's cynicism toward the Lyceum reveal about academic citizenship?
Kirichenko starts with the premise that the Philogelos is a good example of absurd mime-humour, and identifies Milo, as well as Pythias
and Lucius in the fish-trampling episode in Met.
Louis Blues" as a title for his short story "That Evening Sun": "I Hate to See that Evening Sun Go Down," and he titled another short story "Black Music." In Soldiers' Pay (192-215) he interpolated a number of lines from old blues verses: "I wonder where my easy, easy rider's gone" (from Handy's "Yellow Dog Blues") and "Sister Kate, all shimmy like jelly on a plate." Before Soldiers' Pay Faulkner had already begun to use in his fiction titles or lines from distinctively black songs: "Frankie & Johnny" is a noted example; "I got wings, you got wings, all God's chillen got wings" is the Negro's cry in "The Longshoreman." The title of the sketch "Damon and Pythias
Unlimited" harks back to the name of one of W.
Such were great Hercules, and Hyllus deare; Trew Jonathan, and David trustie tryde; Stout Theses, and Pirithous his feare; Pylades and Orestes by his syde; Myld Titus and Gesippus without pryde; Damon and Pythias
whom death could not sever: All these and all that ever had bene tyde, In bands of friendship there did live for ever.
If anything, classical and biblical precedents--Damon and Pythias
; David and Jonathan--seemed to sanction a heroic tradition of male love (Godbeer 2009, 7).
The myth of Damon and Pythias
and the biblical story of David and Jonathan resonated across the centuries, and in the Middle Ages knights bound themselves in ceremonies to comrades in arms.
Doyle was not a good umpire, lasting only half a season, but, as Christy Mathewson remarked, "Emslie and [Doyle] got along like Damon and Pythias
. This business makes strange bed-fellows." (6)