The ancients considered liver (IECUR, IECINORIS) the seat of all feelings. Here is something to look into; Are there any references to liver in slang, proverbs, and such that involves love, lover, beauty, or emotions? My guess is there are some at least in Latin. what about other languages?
The deadline job completed, I can spend a bit more time reading Greek.
I ran across a few problems that require some help.
The story I'm reading is called: a Greek Boy at Home.
1. In my first difficulty the Greek boy gives a description of some of the wildlife in the forest.
a)/gria ou)=n tau=ta ta\ de/ndra, a)/grioi de\ kai\ oi( drumoi/. e)n de\ th=| u(/lh| kai\ dh\ kai\ e)n toi=j drumoi=j ma/lista oi)kei= ...
I have a sentence from Cicero that goes, "...gratissimum fuerit, si ita tractaris Egnatium ut sentiat..."
I don't really see how the accusative Egnatium fits. Actually, I think the sentence would make more sense if it read, "si ita tractas Egnatium," if you treat Egnatius so that he feels...etc, etc. As it is, I've translated it as "if you are treated Egnatius so that he thinks..." but that doesn't make sense because I thought that ...
I've lately been really depressed and sad. I hope it's just a teenage phase, even though its lasting a long time. It's a long personal story as to why I'm feeling low, but the bottom line is that I almost feel that my sheer existance is interferring with other peoples' lives in a bad way. I usually cry myself to sleep and most of my friends don't seem to care that I feel like crap. ...