Looking for something to spark a love for Latin? Try these Baroque Anagrams on for size. “On the last page of a collection of his anagrams, the author rearranges his own name to ask serione haec laudas? (‘You actually like this stuff?’). He then puts that question to his anticipated critic and urges him to criticize the collection, not praise it, because critics and poets don’t like each other anyway. That’s the kind of irony the Baroque period has in common with Hellenistic Greek.”
Do philosophers make bad husbands? The awkward relationship of Regine Olsen and Søren Kierkegaard would seem to argue yes. “Kierkegaard wanted it both ways, to be Regine’s spiritual husband or comrade while Fritz handled day-to-day duties, which never, it turned out, included children. He wrote that he and Fritz would walk arm in arm with Regine in heaven. Fritz said No, I don’t think so.”
The Easter Bunny is coming soon, but beware his medieval kin.