On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Mark A Mandel wrote: >On Thu, 13 Feb 2003, Joshua Kronengold wrote: > >#And to throw something on-topic into here: why isn't the Dragaeran >#empire more decadent? Near as I can tell, they've got very few moral >#boundaries...but open sex seems to be largely the halmark of the >#Jhereg (and even that seems to be pretty tame), likewise for drugs. > >There was something in FHYA, or possibly TPG, about Lord X wooing >Lady Y who was actually daydreaming about Lady Z. Text, anyone? > 500YA, pg 536 (PB ed): [...] the Count of Tree-by-the-Sea and the Baroness of Clover, together on his wide bed in the Dzur Wing, she wondering if she would see him again, he wondering how to go about learning from her the whereabouts of the Baroness of Newhouse, to whom he found himself attracted. I bring this up because I suddenly realized that "Newhouse" might well translate to someting like "casa nuova" => "Casanova". I wonder if the other names signify those of some of Casanova's lovers, or perhaps indicate other (in)famous libertines?