> Rickard Parker wrote:
> > The Sibyl mentioned
> > in TWL had a special way of writing her fortunes. They would sometimes
> > scrambled. Explore this a bit and then consider TWL.
Marcia Karp wrote:
> Dear Rick and Gopika,
> As Virgil tells the story, the scrambling of the fortunes is more
> than "sometimes."
> Aeneas has been told by Apollo, through Helenus [Æneid, III.441-452],
> let the Sibyl write her prophesies on her leaves. Although she orders
> once ordered, she retreats,
> leaving them to the chance of the wind.
As I said, sometimes. I guess it comes down to how often "sometimes" means.
I meant it as sometimes they get scrambled and sometimes they don't.
I've been called onto the carpet a few times by supplying too much
information for students so this time I just vaguely waved in a direction to
go. Just about my first link at my TWL site is about the Sibyl but I
thought that even pointing to that would be seen as going too far. The
Sibyl page is at
(or 6) and then select the allusion link next to the epigraph in the poem.
If you really want to see fragmentation you could visit
directly and then watch all hell break loose when you select links when the
page is not linked. You'll quickly see a big problem with framed sites.
Nancy mentioned "Tradition and the Individual Talent" and the earlier
edition of that essay can be found by going to "The Sacred Wood" table of
contents page at http://www.bartleby.com/200/