History Tropers / Tzetze

31st Jul '13 3:01:28 PM SeptimusHeap
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John Tzetzes[[hottip:* :Ἰωάννης Τζέτζης natively]] (1109? - 1180?) was a Byzantine grammarian and scholar who lived in Constantinople. A vain man, he claimed Georgian royal ancestry on his mother's side, and struck out any any other grammarian in the intelligentsia who dared commit a wrong against him - imagined or real. His most important work, the ''Chiliades''[[hottip:* :''Thousands'']]is a collection of miscellaneous bits of others' work, valued by modern historians for filling gaps elsewhere in the ancient corpus. Its chief purpose at the time seems to have been showing that he could quote hundreds of ancients, and it seems to have survived more by a fluke of chance than genuine usefulness at its time. He also wrote a sequel to the ''Iliad'', so unimportant as to be virtually unknown. It is called ''Allegories of the Iliad''. Go ahead, Google that. You're not going to find any articles on Tzetzes' work, because Tzetzes was a waste of breath.

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John Tzetzes[[hottip:* :Ἰωάννης Tzetzes[[note]]Ἰωάννης Τζέτζης natively]] natively[[/note]] (1109? - 1180?) was a Byzantine grammarian and scholar who lived in Constantinople. A vain man, he claimed Georgian royal ancestry on his mother's side, and struck out any any other grammarian in the intelligentsia who dared commit a wrong against him - imagined or real. His most important work, the ''Chiliades''[[hottip:* :''Thousands'']]is ''Chiliades''[[note]] :''Thousands''[[/note]]is a collection of miscellaneous bits of others' work, valued by modern historians for filling gaps elsewhere in the ancient corpus. Its chief purpose at the time seems to have been showing that he could quote hundreds of ancients, and it seems to have survived more by a fluke of chance than genuine usefulness at its time. He also wrote a sequel to the ''Iliad'', so unimportant as to be virtually unknown. It is called ''Allegories of the Iliad''. Go ahead, Google that. You're not going to find any articles on Tzetzes' work, because Tzetzes was a waste of breath.



Oh, and about the name - some time ago the interface to a database that I was supposed to maintain kept displaying the name of the fly with this archaic spelling. I spent days trying to figure out why the hell it did that and days trying to fix the bug ([[StatlerAndWaldorf do ho ho]]), and I got so obsessed that my ex-boyfriend gave me "tzetze" as a nickname. It sorta stuck, and it's unique enough, so I keep it. [[color:white:(My real name is "Alex [[hottip:235:Degrees But You Know What Else Is Close Enough? Southwest By]]West", because my parents are strange folk. I'm not really a fan of it)]]

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Oh, and about the name - some time ago the interface to a database that I was supposed to maintain kept displaying the name of the fly with this archaic spelling. I spent days trying to figure out why the hell it did that and days trying to fix the bug ([[StatlerAndWaldorf do ho ho]]), and I got so obsessed that my ex-boyfriend gave me "tzetze" as a nickname. It sorta stuck, and it's unique enough, so I keep it. [[color:white:(My real name is "Alex [[hottip:235:Degrees [[labelnote:235]]Degrees But You Know What Else Is Close Enough? Southwest By]]West", By[[/labelnote]]West", because my parents are strange folk. I'm not really a fan of it)]]
26th Dec '11 9:57:06 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* ''[=~Childhood's End~=]''

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* ''[=~Childhood's End~=]''''ChildhoodsEnd''



* ScienceFiction - ''{{Dhalgren}}''. Also, ''[=~Childhood's End~=]''.

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* ScienceFiction - ''{{Dhalgren}}''. Also, ''[=~Childhood's End~=]''.''ChildhoodsEnd''.
24th Dec '11 10:31:15 AM Tzetze
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!!Contact

If you want to talk to me, or I want to talk to you,you probably already know how to talk to me. If you feel the previous sentence has wronged you, please address your grievances to the Atashi foundation. Address: 783 Mountain Pass Road, Avedra Selene, Syndria [=1E8=]. ☎ +17 (8) 2155 0937.
20th Oct '11 12:14:27 AM Icarael
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* [[AC:Myriad unspecified factors have caused me to vandalize this page. -- @/{{Icarael}}]]
30th Sep '11 11:28:52 AM Tzetze
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* ''Literature/DefinitelyMaybe''
26th Sep '11 9:45:23 PM Tzetze
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|| '''Opening'''||September 18, 1998 ||

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|| '''Opening'''||September 18, 1998 ||(figure not adjusted for inflation)||



|| '''Cost'''||US$440 million ||

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|| '''Cost'''||US$440 million ||
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26th Sep '11 7:23:19 AM Baff
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|| '''Cost'''||US$460 million ||

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|| '''Cost'''||US$460 '''Cost'''||US$440 million ||
31st Aug '11 10:09:02 PM StolenByFaeries
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* The faeries have finally vandalized your page. ''[[@/StolenByFaeries I]]'' made them do it.
12th Aug '11 12:55:46 PM SurrealDog
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*What's that kickass thing in you avatar from?-SurrealDog
30th Jul '11 12:52:40 PM Tzetze
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* ObfuscatingStupidity: His custom title is "dumb". Don't believe it for a moment. - Killer Rabbit.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: His custom title is "dumb". Don't believe it for a moment. - %%- Killer Rabbit.
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