We Hate To Interrupt Your Saturday…

…as you explore the life of Agnodice, you know, who famously used the anasyrma —it must be a legal first!— to disprove her accuser of medical malpractice, but we would be remiss if we did not let you know that our pal Burr Deming released his weekly round-up of the best of the web posts at the essential blog Fair and Unbalanced.

(We’re keeping this on top, fresher posts —if any, and what could be fresher than being mooned by Aphrodite, one asks— will be below.)

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5 Responses to We Hate To Interrupt Your Saturday…

  1. jetsam359 says:

    The statue above reminds me of the good times had by the collective us in our hippy daze. Often we would gather at a secluded swimming hole and laugh, drink, bullshit, cavort, and do all the things done by a group of naked young people. Of course this was well before Cindy T became my heartthrob. Seemed like the good times we had then would last forever. Now with the craziness of the GQP, and the threat posed by global warming I’m not so sure future young people will have the same opportunities. I sure hope so, but the paranoia on the other side has struck deep, and they don’t believe in science, facts, or reality. Even worse, they’ve clearly defined themselves their stubbornness. Not sure there is enough Covid wafting through their population to effect a real society wide course correction, but maybe. As Albert Einstein once said, “everything has changed except our thinking, therefore we drift towards utter destruction.” I hope he’s wrong, but he was one of the smartest persons ever born…

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  2. Redhand says:

    Well, I had to look up both “Agnodice” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agnodice and “anasyrma” https://www.definitions.net/definition/anasyrma.

    I never knew that “mooning” has such a classical pedigree.

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    • tengrain says:

      And now you know! Don’t ever say you never learned nothing here!

      I don’t think this is what my dad meant when he told me to study the Classics in college, but I’m sure he was chagrinned when I took him up on it.

      Rgds,

      TG

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      • Redhand says:

        The rhetorical rewards of education in the Classics (see what I did there?) are rich indeed. Now I can say, “Sen. Sinema is pulling off an anasyrma to the entire Democratic Party and the people who voted for her. She’s an ass.”

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  3. vonBeavis says:

    Aphrodite Kallipygos Raising Peplos is a type of nude female statue from the Late Greek Hellenistic era which translates as “Aphrodite of the Beautiful Bottom” (also known as Callipygian Venus or Venus Kallipygos). It depicts a woman raising her peplos to reveal her hips and buttocks. As she makes this gesture, she turns and looks over her shoulder to take a look. The Goddess of Love invites the viewer in to gaze at her and thus invokes her powers of attraction and desire. As part of the Hellenistic era, it is a further example of how inventive the sculptors were at using gesture to add naturalism to their subjects.

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