Nathan A. Greenberg
Nathan Greenberg was, in his day, the Grand Old Man of Classics. Gnomish and sparkling, he lectured on Ancient Greek and Roman literature with wit, erudition, and a thick Brooklyn accent. Now retired, he was honored by the creation of the Nathan A. Greenberg Chair in Classical Studies, currently held by TVN.
(As Clytemnestra, to Agamemnon) "Bubeleh! Step on the carpet!"
"I worked for years for Merriam-Webster, the dictionary people. One thing I learned: NEVER TRUST A DICTIONARY!"
"It's very hard not to think about mustard (Mus-tahd) when someone tells you not to think about mustard."
"How big was Athens? We don't know. Bigger than Oberlin, smaller than Cleveland."
(of the Chorus in Greek drama) "Shuffle to the left, then shuffle to the right."