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ry commented on the word moirologi
transliteration of Greek μοιρολοι. Also "mirolòyi", myriologue. General term for a lamenting of the dead.
"In uncovering the origins of the word, Alexiou notes that the term moira is found in formulaic phrases in Homer as the agent of death (in other words, a personified force)."
December 23, 2012
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