Monday, October 5, 2015

If you know English then you know Greek

According to one estimate, more than 150.000 English words derive from the Greek language, including technical and scientific terms but also more common words. The article below, which was published in a British art magazine, shows exactly this reality.

"The genesis of classical drama was not symptomatic. An euphoria of charismatic and talented protagonists showed fantastic scenes of historic episodes. The prologue, the theme and the epilogue, comprised the trilogy of drama while synthesis, analysis and synopsis characterized the phraseology of the text. The syntax and phraseology used by scholars, academicians and philosophers in their rhetoric, had many grammatical idioms and idiosyncrasies. The protagonists periodically used pseudonyms. Anonymity was a syndrome that characterized the theatrical atmosphere. The panoramic fantasies, the mystique, the melody, the aesthetics, the use of the cosmetic epithets are characteristics of drama. Even through the theatres were physically gigantic, there was no need for microphones because the architecture and the acoustics would echo metrically and crystal - clear. Many epistemologists of physics, aerodynamics, acoustics, electronics, electromagnetic cannot analyse -explain the ideal and isometric acoustics of Hellenic theatres even today. There were many categories of drama: classical drama, melodrama, satiric, epic, comedy, etc. The syndrome of xenophobia or dyslexia was overcome by the pathos of the actors who practiced methodically and emphatically. Acrobatics were also euphoric. There was a plethora of anecdotal themes, with which the acrobats would electrify the ecstatic audience with scenes from mythical and historical episodes. Some theatric episodes were characterized as scandalous and blasphemous. Pornography, bigamy, haemophilia, nymphomania, polyandry, polygamy and heterosexuality were dramatized in a pedagogical way so the mysticism about them would not cause phobia or anathema or taken as anomaly but through logic, dialogue and analysis scepticism and the pathetic or cryptic mystery behind them would be dispelled. It is historically and chronologically proven that theatre emphasized pedagogy, idealism and harmony. Paradoxically it also energized patriotism a phenomenon that symbolized ethnically character and phenomenal heroism."

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