phaidimoi: From the Homeric epithet phaidimos, which is generally translated as “shining” or “glorious,” primarily of Hektor.  But just what type of glory is it?  A glory-through-failure, a glory-despite-failure, a glory connected, I believe, to failing in the act — of fatherhood, combat, or kingship.Someday   And it’s one of my favorite words in Homer, as well it should be after a summer spent staring at it.

logoi: So many possibilities, so little time.

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