Wednesday, July 02, 2014


Male Grammar

Niall Rudd, "Classical Humanism and Its Critics," Echos du Monde Classique 15 (1996) 283-303 (at 292):
In 1991 a feminist sculptor carved the following inscription on a marble tombstone: VERITAS TEMPORAS FILIA—a noble idea: "Truth is the daughter of time." But when it was pointed out that the genitive of TEMPUS should be TEMPORIS, she retorted angrily that she "refused to be confined by male grammar."

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