Double Sortes

Ephemera comes in many guises. Consider offprints used as packing materials. Such a one came across my way one day. The text so delivered by chance occurences served as a most suitable pretext for a parlour game. Long after playing the game, basing myself on the pagination and title in the framework and conducting a bit of full text searching, I have been able to track down the complete reference. Gordon Shrimpton reviewed Andrew Wolpert, Remembering Defeat: Civil War and Civic Memory in Ancient Athens and Nicole Loraux, The Divided City: On Memory and Forgetting in Ancient Athens in the Phoenix the Journal of the Classic Association of Canada Volume LVII No 3-4 (Fall-Winter 2004).

A friend and I played a game. Pick a sentence.

The present is shaped by how we remember the past, but it is also true that our recollections are shaped by our understanding of the present.

Invite a friend to pick another sentence.

The truth is you cannot really decide to forget, only to ignore.

And marvel together at the snug fit of the lifted bits.

And so for day 178