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The earliest known reference to walking a red carpet in literature is in the play Agamemnon by Aeschylus, written in 458 BC. When the title character returns from Troy, he is greeted by his vengeful wife Clytemnestra who offers him a red path to walk upon:
In Aeschylus’ play, Agamemnon’s wife Clytemnestra lays down a carpet, red or purple; to trick her husband into thinking he’s getting a suitable welcome before she murders him. Agamemnon does speak of his suspicion and the temptation to anger the Gods by such treatment.
Agamemnon has left his wife, Clytemnestra, to rule his country while he fights the Trojan War, and he returns expecting a loving welcome. Ambition makes him sacrifice his daughter, Iphigenia, and leave his country to help another. Pride causes him to yield to his wife, walk on the purple carpet, and disrespect the gods
The red carpet was laid, and Agamemnon should be asked to tread upon it. A mortal, whatever might be his earthly rank and position, must not walk upon the red carpet. To walk on the red carpet was an act of effrontery, an act of sacrilege defying the authority of the gods. Anybody doing it was charged with hubris or pride. Clytemnestra would take infinite pains to persuade Agamemnon to walk on the red carpet. Agamemnon willy-nilly would become a sinner, and that would justify Clytemnestra to murder him with no plot on her soul.
She must persuade him to commit an overt act of pride which would symbolize the sin he was about to expiate. That is the meaning of the sacred tapestries on which he was about to tread.
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
originally posted by: imthegoat
originally posted by: AgarthaSeed
originally posted by: CoramDeo
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Red carpet event?
45th anual, 2018.
The actual Emmy awards aren't until September.
What if Emmy = M.E.
ME = Middle East?
Daytime Emmy's were today, I believe.
Doh! Looks like Q was being a cheeky bastard. None of us picked up the hint here:
Pompeo arrived in Jordan tonight.
NORTH KOREA PUTS CLOCKS BACK 30 MINUTES TO GET IN SYNC WITH SEOUL
The next phase will bring JUSTICE.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has until end of play on Monday to produce new proposals for the future of the military detention camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, including the possibility of sending new captives to be held at the controversial base.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: 0bserver1
No, I think she simply went way too far with her material.
There were a lot of journalists who might have agreed with her positions in general who realized that she did them no favors with her overall nastiness.
originally posted by: liveandlearn
Thought I should add...I edited my my post to say that Q earlier said R=Renagade...O code name. May be needed info later.
originally posted by: RelSciHistItSufi
a reply to: liveandlearn
Implication could be that Autists have found an R-rated sex video of a black hat which will not be made available publicly because can't risk children viewing.
“Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country?” Trump wrote on Twitter.