RSS feeds in the directory: 374
Added today: 0
Added yesterday: 0
Tragedy we usually refer to the sad events as well as plays and movies with a sad or bad ending. But it's a word we borrowed from English (and the English took from Latin "tragoedia", which, in turn, inherits the ancient Greek "tragōidía"), originally had a very different meaning.
"Tragedy" means "goat song" and there is a word in the days of ancient Athens singing and gaming contests. Of course, the goat was the Grand prize in these contests, not the contestants, though — who knows? Perhaps the Greeks thought the goat screams a beautiful song. In any case, it was a tragedy.
Read also: 20 mountain goats, which ignore gravity
A dozen short jokes-life 07.10.2019 at 12:00
Lack of sleep increases the temperature of the brain 07.10.2019 at 11:18
The story of God, three presidents and one Jew 07.10.2019 at 06:00
The anecdote about the distribution of debt in Hebrew 06.10.2019 at 10:00
What animal can turn into an air bubble? 01.10.2019 at 12:26
What metal in the 19th century valued more than gold and silver? 01.10.2019 at 12:20
What happens to your body if you are bitten by a tarantula? 01.10.2019 at 12:10
Surgeons who play video games, more and more closely on the operations 01.10.2019 at 12:02
Mini-stories and a lottery ticket on the train 01.10.2019 at 12:00
In Dagestan there is a village of rope 01.10.2019 at 11:28