Poets and the Garden of Your Mind

Simonides, fr. 6.3

“Simonides said that Hesiod is a gardener while Homer is a garland-weaver—the first planted the legends of the heroes and gods and then the second braided together them the garland of the Iliad and the Odyssey.

GNOMOL. VAT. GR. 1144 (= Hesiod. T 18d Jac): Σιμωνίδης τὸν ῾Ησίοδον κηπουρὸν ἔλεγε, τὸν δὲ ῞Ομηρον στεφανηπλόκον, τὸν μὲν ὡς φυτεύσαντα τὰς περὶ θεῶν καὶ ἡρώων μυθολογίας, τὸν δὲ ὡς ἐξ αὐτῶν συμπλέξαντα τὸν᾿Ιλιάδος καὶ Οδυσσείας στέφανον.

This video is pure genius:

Do you ever grow anything in the garden of your mind?”

φρενήρης: “sound-of-mind”

φρενοδινής: “making the mind giddy; mind-whirling”

φρενοκηδής: “mind-aggreiving”

φρενοκλοπής: “mind-theft; deception”

φρενομανής: “mind-maddening”

φρενοτέκτων: “building-with-the-mind”

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