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From: "James Wynn" 
Subject: Re: (urth) latro's greek and combat competence
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2003 16:15:36 -0600

Marc theorizes:

If we accept that the minor gods of the pantheon can immerse themselves in
human flesh for a time, Latro's great fighting ability and his facility in
speaking Greek are quite easily explained...he's always heard the greek
words of his worshippers, but never had to write for himself - minor gods
only need to speak to followers, not to write for themselves.

Crush counters:
He's presumably never had to write Latin either. Is this the language of the
gods? ;-)
And why does translate place names spoken in Greek? Lakodaemonia, Sparta,
Athens, Thebes, Corinth, Mesopotamia, etc. Surely the names would have been
familiar to Ares. Why does he make the mistake that Sparta has something to
do with Rope-makers or that Lakodaemonia is a Silent Country? Why does he
feel the *need* to translate place names into Latin and not the names of
persons. That is what one does in a foreign country (for example, like
calling the Yangtze the "Yellow River".

Just thinkin'

-- Crush


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