Re: Joyce, Episode 55: Making the Point – of a Spear

jun 29, 2011

Re: Joyce, Episode 55: Making the Point – of a Spear

“―I forget the place, sir. 279 B. C.
―Asculum, Stephen said, glancing at the name and date in the gorescarred book.
―Yes, sir. And he said: Another victory like that and we are done for.
That phrase the world had remembered. A dull ease of the mind. From a hill above a
corpsestrewn plain a general speaking to his officers, leaned upon his spear. Any general
to any officers. They lend ear.”

Stephen continues his lesson, and we learn something of both Pyrrhus and Nestor.

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