Monday, September 12, 2005

Beatus and Elipandus


"The fact that Beatus called Elipandus the Antichrist in the Adversus Elipandum should not be seen as a confirmation that the references to Antichrists in the Commentary are directed at Elipandus. In fact, Elipandus had called Beatus the Antichrist, which indicates that the label was applied indiscriminately, without any specific Apocalyptic meaning."

-from The Illustrated Beatus, by John Williams, p. 114.
I think the 8th-century exchange went like this:
Elipandus: You're the Antichrist.
Beatus: No, you're the Antichrist.
Elipandus: No, you're the Antichrist.
Beatus: No, you're the Antichrist and a dick.
Elipandus: No, you're the Antichrist and a double dick.
Beatus: No, you're the Antichrist and a double dick times infinity,
and you can't get worse than that. I win.

2 comments:

lullaby said...

huh huh, heh, heh, "Beatus"
heh heh,

cool.

Henri Beauregard said...

shut up bich.