Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Scylla and Charybdis/198



inquit Eglintonus Chronolologos     (Latin, Greek) said Eglinton the Chronologist.[1] Chronolologos (chronologist) is artificial Greek.

nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita     (Italian) in the middle of the journey of our life.[2] This is the opening line of Dante's Inferno. Dante was thirty-five in 1300, the year in which the Divine Comedy is set. Seventy years is the traditional lifespan allotted to mankind (Psalms 90:10).

From hour to hour it rots and rots      Quote taken from As You Like It


  1. Gifford (1988) 239. Gifford Latinizes Chronolologos by altering it to Chronolologus.
  2. Gifford (1988) 240.
    Thornton (1968) 203.
Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses
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