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From: "Tony Ellis" <tony.ellis@futurenet.co.uk>
Subject: (urth) Re: Onomastics again
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 1999 11:30:08 

Jim wrote:

> I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me what the names Odilo, Thais and
> um, what'shername mean - you know, the other one.

Well, I can do Thais: traditionally, that's the name of the Athenian
slave\courtesan who encouraged my hero Alexander the Great to torch beautiful
Persepolis at the height of a boozy three-day victory celebration. One of those
incidents that his critics use to portray him as a drunken barbarian, but you can
see how it could have seemed like a really good idea at the time...

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