julian barker

Insult Comedy, Byzantine Style

Anthologia Palatina 11.367 = Julian Antecessor (6th cent. CE)

You’ve got a face that looks exactly like an ostrich;
Can it be that Circe gave you a potion to drink
And turned your nature into that of a bird?

 Ὄψιν ἔχεις στρουθῷ πανομοίιον. ἦ ῥά σε Κίρκη
ἐς πτηνὴν μετέθηκε φύσιν κυκεῶνα πιόντα;

Circe, Wright Barker, 1889

Mouth: Take a look at yourself in a mirror who do you see looking back?
Haley: Is it the person you want to be?
Dan: Or is there someone else you were meant to be the person you were meant to be but fell short of?
Mia: Is someone telling you you can’t or won’t? Because you can.
Chase: Believe that love is out there.
Nathan: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: Sometimes happiness doesn’t come from money or fame or power. Sometimes happiness comes from good friends and family and the quiet nobility of leading a good life.
Julian: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Brooke: Believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.
Peyton: So take a look in that mirror and remind yourself to be happy because you deserve to be. Believe that.
Lucas: And believe that dreams come true every day. Because they do.