Re: Classic, Normal, and Vulgar Lingo
|Date:||Wednesday, January 26, 2000, 17:59|
On Tue, 25 Jan 2000 raccoon@ELKNET.NET wrote:
> > not speak correct Greek -- or "Rhomaika katholika" as the phrase goes! :-)
> What's Rhomaika? It looks to me like it should mean Roman, but I know that's
> not right, since the historians were complaining about incorrect Greek.
Rhomaika--more or less "of the Romans", which is what they were. Nobody
who actually lived in the "Byzantine Empire" [sic] ever considered
himself a "Byzantine" [sic] unless he actually lived in the town of
Byzantium. They were Romans!