And for those of us who have no Greek, that means…..?
“Depart through the door spirits of the dead, Anthesteria is over!”
It’s the traditional banishing phrase one says after making the panspermia as an offering to Hermes Chthonios and the Keres.
Except i think you have the Greek wrong. It should be “ouket’ Anthesteria” (not sure how to do the Greek characters, but it’s a shortened version of the word oukete, no longer)
really? cause i’ve seen both version. hmm …
but it wouldn’t make sense, what would “ouk eni” mean? “ouketi” (mispelled it the first time) means “no longer”
You sure that’s right? Do a google search. Many, many more references come up for both ouk eni and ouket than ouketi.
If I really cared I’d just check Photius.
Ok, just went and checked Kerenyi, he gives both, first ouket’ and then in parentheses “or ouk eni” so I guess we’re both right.
Ah! Gods, we are such nerds. :D
Ha! First image I see on dropping in after a while, and it’s a still from Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”! I fell madly in love with that story last October and it showed me a rabbit’s hole of wonderful new things to explore. Still chasing it and have even started learning Russian so I can pursue it all the more effectively. :-D
If you haven’t watched the whole film, I can’t recommend it strongly enough. MosFilm recently opened their vaults and posted the movie in two parts on their official YouTube channel:
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