The mosquitos have stepped up their game this week. I am thinking about bathing myself in DEET. I am also thinking about having my landlord replace the bug screens on the windows.
I’ve got a DVD of Handel’s Serse in front of me. This is one of those operas that I had never really given much thought to at all, so it had never occurred to me that ‘Serse’ was Italian for Xerxes. Once I figured this out I was like Xerxes! Yes! He’s in Herodotus. There was a thing with a bridge, right? And then Xerxes got a little freaky with the Hellespont?