Thursday, September 29, 2011

Impress Your Friends With These Classical Greek Words by Alex Snider

Hubris -- Excessive arrogance or pride. Usually leads to bad shit going down.

Katabasis -- Journey to the underworld. A return trip. Sorry Eurydice :(

Sparagmos -- The tearing apart of limbs.

Xenia -- Hospitality, a kind of guest-host friendship. CAN NEVER BE BROKEN. NEVER.

Autochthony -- Born of the earth. Literally, born of the earth.

Aristeia -- One's finest moment. I have too many aristeia to count. 

Atë -- Ruin brought on by hubris. Full circle.

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