Friday, April 1, 2011

A-Z: Anthropophagi

I spake of most disastrous chances,
Of moving accidents by flood and field
Of hair-breadth scapes i' the imminent deadly breach,
Of being taken by the insolent foe
And sold to slavery, of my redemption thence
And portance in my travels' history:
Wherein of antres vast and deserts idle,
Rough quarries, rocks and hills whose heads touch heaven
It was my hint to speak, — such was the process;
And of the Cannibals that each other eat,
The Anthropophagi and men whose heads
Do grow beneath their shoulders.

— Shakespeare, Othello, Act 1. Scene III

(Complete original text can be found at Wikisource)


  1. The games have officially begun and I loved how creative you chose to be! This is going to be a very fun month!

    I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z challenge! It's going to be a ton of fun!!! I'm a co-host, should you need anything don't hesitate to ask!!! I do hope you'll stop by my neck of the woods and say hello! We'll also be having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we'll be at #atozchallenge)!

  2. Greetings. You have a lot of cool pictures up. I love Shakespeare, who doesn't. Nice to meet you.
    N. R. Williams, The Treasures of Carmelidrium.

  3. Hello there- I enjoyed the read- I'll be studying shakespeare next fall in college. Thanks for posting!

  4. Nice post. Per Porky's suggestion, we've added you to the list at Old School Heretic.

  5. Inspired. This is going to be a great month.

  6. Creative way to start the month! Nice job!

  7. I'm so embarrassed that I've never read Othello. Really must fix that.

  8. Some nice shakespeare my man, Anthropophagi......what a great word.

  9. Popping in by way of the A-Z Challenge! I’m blogging at:

  10. All: Hello! Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping by!

    NetherWerks and Porky: Cool! Thanks! That's awesome!

    Lurker: Unfortunately it's the only 50-cent word I know -- the rest of the alphabet will just be downhill from here... :)