Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Scylla and Charybdis/198

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Annotations[edit | edit source]

inquit Eglintonus Chronolologos     (Latin, Greek) said Eglinton the Chronologist.[1] Chronolologos (chronologist) is artificial Greek.

nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita     (Italian) in the middle of the journey of our life.[2] This is the opening line of Dante's Inferno. Dante was thirty-five in 1300, the year in which the Divine Comedy is set. Seventy years is the traditional lifespan allotted to mankind (Psalms 90:10).

From hour to hour it rots and rots      Quote taken from As You Like It

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Gifford (1988) 239. Gifford Latinizes Chronolologos by altering it to Chronolologus.
  2. Gifford (1988) 240.
    Thornton (1968) 203.
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