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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Fates, Furies, and Harpies

Lesson from the Shenzhen Daily:

Practice the conversation; study the vocabulary; then discuss the questions with a friend in English.

1. Look at the meaning of the names of the three fates, and each one's role. Explain how they match.
2. Why would the Romans call the Furies a name that would make them happy? Look up the word "euphemism" and see how it applies.
3. Look at the explanation by Fulgentius. Does it make sense to you? Why or why not?

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