Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Honorifics

FLG usually refers to revered historical figures bestowed the honorific of "the Great" in English. Alexander the Great. Catherine the Great. Raja Raja the Great. He, however, always refers to Pompey as Pompey Magnus. He thinks it odd.

3 comments:

arethusa said...

To be truly accurate, you should say Pompeius Magnus.

FLG said...

Don't think that escaped me when I called it odd.

Andrew Stevens said...

I call him Pompeius Magnus, but I do sometimes call him Pompey the Great. I'd never mix them like you do, though. I would also find it strange if you called Marcus Antonius Marcus Antony or Mark Antonius.

 
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