Nothing to sneeze at

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2 comments on this post.
  1. Sam:

    Pretty sure it’s “sneosan”, not “fneosan” and you’re being tricked by the letterforms. The upper-case Anglo-Saxon “S” looks sort of like an “f” and the lowercase “s” is the same as our modern letter.

  2. Wade Livingston:

    This comment regarding the Odyssey might be relevant:
    “Penelope wants the suitors dead; right after she said that Telemachus sneezed
    The ancient Greeks believed a sneeze was an omen from the gods since sneezes are uncontrollable; this omen foreshadows the death of the suitors”
    http://www.blaine.wednet.edu/bhs/Staff%20pages/Ncoats/web%20Info./Sophomores/Odyssey/daily_notes/17_notes.htm

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