Mudcat Café message #23425 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #3952   Message #23425
Posted By: Paul Stamler
10-Mar-98 - 03:26 AM
Thread Name: info about Paul Clayton??
Subject: RE: info about Paul Clayton??
Art, I always heard the line from "Shanty Boy off the Big Eau Claire" as "millions of young *hoplites* were dancing on her grave". Always thought the reference was to a poetic name for lightning bugs. On the other hand, I just looked in my dictionary and found that hoplites were heavily armed foot soldiers of ancient Greece. Another great theory shot to hell by a pesky little fact.
Peace. Paul