Book Quote of the Day

Posted: April 21, 2013 in Book Quotes
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“Ear-hair grows from a place medically known as the tragus because tragos was Greek for goat, and ear-hair resembles a goat’s beard. Ancient Athenian actors used to wear goatskin when they acted in serious plays, which is why the plays came to be known the songs of the goat, or tragedies.”

The Etymologicon by Mark Forsyth

(Totally random, but fascinating to learn where the word “tragedy” came from!)

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