Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Cryptic Olympic Ode to Be Read in Ancient Greek

"Ancient Greek will resound in full Pindaric style at the welcome gala for the International Olympic Committee on Monday July 23. An Olympic Ode, composed by an Oxford University academic, will be read in ancient Greek by London Mayor Boris Johnson. "I have no doubt that the members of the International Olympic Committee are fully versed in ancient Greek, but to ensure the elaborate puns can be fully appreciated, I shall have the pleasure of vocalizing the Ode twice, once in Greek and then again in English," Johnson, who studied classics at Oxford University, said."

Read the rest of the article at Discovery News

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