Ain’t aimed anywhere in particular, I just like ranting.
“Archimedes will be remembered when Aeschylus is forgotten, because languages die and mathematical ideas do not.” – GH Hardy
An interesting thought, unsurprisingly from Hardy the mathematician, not the writer. But you’d think he’d know that ancient Greek is already a dead language, and Greek tragedy is still kicking. This man has been showing me this for weeks.
I get this all the time: Classics is useless. Yes, it’s useless. It’s an arts subject. We don’t construct bridges, we don’t save lives, we don’t complete tax returns. But every day I walk home from my faculty with a little bit more insight into the world around me and the life I’m going to lead and the words that come out of my mouth. Anyone who needs to tackle my subject to the ground to make theirs feel better needs something better to do with their time. Perhaps actually reading some Aeschylus.
In other news, last night was a lot of fun and needs to be repeated, but for now I have a history essay to pull out of my ass and 260 minutes of music rehearsal approaching.