Date: Mon Nov 02 1998 - 19:18:05 EST
Well, here is the origin of that tired old phrase. It is the grounds for an
annual turgid prose contest, perhaps someone can cite the text from which is
modernly taken, but Nonnos is 1500 years in advance of literature!
Chapter 18, line 87:
Nux gar ee^n skotie^, duspemphelos.
"It was a dark and stormy night"
There is nothing new under the sun!
All Nonnos All Day
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