L’Opera di Pulcinella – 1st Day of Urban Dionysia

The Διονύσια τὰ ἀστικά ‘Urban Dionysia’, are the last Dionysian celebrations of the Hellenic lunar calendar. They close the yearly events in boreal spring - austral fall - with other rituals, dances and performances. Each day of Dionysia, I introduce in a few words, a piece of performance art from anyone in the world, at … Continue reading L’Opera di Pulcinella – 1st Day of Urban Dionysia

Past Participle Agreement in French: Aristocracy of Complexity

Almost every year, we hear or read the same question among French speakers: should we keep that complex grammar rule about past participle agreement when used with a passé composé [1]? This rule is not an original Old nor Middle French inspiration. It was implemented into French around the end of the Renaissance. Before the … Continue reading Past Participle Agreement in French: Aristocracy of Complexity