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  • I tried my best to find the Ancient Greek word for ow. In Aristophanes's Θεσμοφο�?ιάζουσαι (Thesmophoriazusae = Women celebrating Thesmophoria) it is ωι (cf. here, end of page 21), but unfortunately it lacks diacritics.

    February 26, 2009

  • Ah, if only we'd have read one of those versions when we were young'ns. I came across it years after I was grown and was horrified and fascinated.

    August 8, 2008

  • Which of course is something that actually happens in certain versions of Cinderella: the stepmother hacks off one of her daughters' heels in a vain attempt to make her fit the slipper. What's Greek for "ow"?

    August 8, 2008

  • Heel removal.

    August 8, 2008