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2010-03-30 06:35:00

GREEN BAY, Wis., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- For anyone who currently supports the U.S. troops overseas yet questions the legitimacy of the war itself, they may find a parallel to war in Ancient Greece. In his new release, "Alcibiades: Fact, Fiction, Farce" (published by Trafford), author Jack Meyer reconstructs the life of Alcibiades, a man who uniquely impacted classical Athens, and uses the Greek experience as an analogue for a critique of today's American foreign policy. The populace of...

2008-08-13 18:00:28

By Matt Wolf Since when did lesser-known Shakespeare become a regular revelation? Let's just say at the very least over the several years that the director Lucy Bailey has been working at Shakespeare's Globe. Two summers ago, Bailey made her debut at the Bankside venue with a production of "Titus Andronicus" that saw spectators keeling over, mortified by the murderous fury of the Bard's bleakest, blackest text. Now, Bailey has returned to the Globe in comparably incisive form, this time...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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