Remember back when we talked about kairos? Just to remind you, here’s a poem, a Greek poem, translated by Jeffrey Walker, explain. This poem is ekphersis, a piece of writing that describes a piece of art, in this case a sculpture of Kairos done by Lysippos of Sicyon. The rest explains itself. From where is your sculptor? Sicyon. What is his name? Lysippos. And who are you? Kairos the all-subduer. Why do you go on tiptoes? I’m always running. Why do you have Double wings on your feet? I fly like the wind. Why do you have a razor in your right hand? As a sign to men That I’m … [Read more...]
In this series, Mary Hedengren considers a variety of topics related to the study of rhetoric.