The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

Poetastery (1)

… or, Limericks in Honor of Diodorus Siculus

That clever old gent Diodorus
Has written a history for us:
    At forty-odd books,
    It’s given strange looks
By all who dare wade in the morass.

*   *   *

A Sicilian once wrote a story
Omitting all details if gory,
    ‘O dear Diodorus
    Please, this time, don’t bore us!’
Cry readers at every foray.

*   *   *

In telling of Great Alexander,
Diodorus takes care not to slander—
    For he’s always uncritical,
    If not apolitical,
And guilty of trying to pander.


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