Wednesday, December 07, 2005

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Is it okay for us to have Octavian? (ROME's Octavian, not Shakespeare's or Graves') Misunderstood and incredibly wonderful. And very, very into Greek philosophy (though possibly not Plato-at-dawn unlike some...). I would propose Atia but I don't think she quite embodies the values of the subculture, wonderful feminist that she is?

And does anyone have any thoughts on Sarah Kane?

5 Comments:

Blogger Juliet Evans said...

Yes! Hurrah for Octavian! Absolutely subculture. Would be lovely to have Atia but, as you say, probably unsuitable. Rome tongiht, hurrah hurrah hurrah...

9:52 AM  
Blogger pseudo bohemian loser said...

I think he may even become sub-sub culture (a very small group of Classicists is his primary fanbase). Very much hurrah for Rome, followed by Plato-at-dawn.
I am a sane classicist and therefore did not propose this. Plato should end at about 5am a la "The Symposium" not start there.

11:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course he ought to be. He is the very embodiement of classicism.

11:17 PM  
Anonymous anonymous webster said...

Definite yes to Sarah Kane, but if we're having her I feel I must suggest Joe Orton.

11:31 AM  
Blogger pseudo bohemian loser said...

Am still not sure about Joe Orton, though I suppose the death should elevate him to iconic status. Actually Sarah Kane was in part because "Cleansed" is such total genius, and I am sure Carl is a pseudo-bohemian-loser. Also, Orton never decided to rewrite a myth in which everyone is chaste and turn it into "Phaedra's Love" which is, um, not chaste. At all. Even the Priest isn't.
But okay, I will allow Orton.

7:57 AM  

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