聖奇 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 1 0 年前

direct lineage 怎麼翻比較好

I mean there is a direct lineage between the people writing the horoscope columns and the priests 4000 years ago advising Babylonian Emperors.

這一句我真的搞不懂意思.....寫星座專欄跟priests 有甚麼關係???

這是BBC的口語,我把前後文po上來....

Kate: Yes, it could be… but people are often sceptical about astrology and horoscopes. To be sceptical is when you have doubts or don’t believe in something. There are numerous associations and societies offering training in astrology and there is even university which teaches it at postgraduate level.

We're going to hear from Dr Nicholas Campion who is in charge of a course in Wales. What did he say when we asked him if he gets irritated or annoyed when people trivialise astrology? Trivialise means to make something out to be unimportant or a bit of a joke.

Clip 5

No it doesn't annoy me actually, in fact I quite enjoy it! Because you've got in a tabloid newspaper, probably on the same page as the cartoons, a piece of ancient wisdom, that’s pre- Christian – stretches back to ancient Babylon. So just from a cultural sense, I find this survival absolutely fascinating. I mean there is a direct lineage between the people writing the horoscope columns and the priests 4000 years ago advising Babylonian Emperors.

Jackie: Interestingly, he doesn't get annoyed at all. He said he enjoys seeing a piece of 'ancient wisdom' in our daily newspaper. He's right in a way - whether we believe in it or not, it is fascinating that astrology dates back thousands of years, yet here we are, still talking about it and still reading our daily horoscopes.

有哪位英文大大可以解釋Clip 5那個人講的,為什麼星座學會扯到

as the cartoons, a piece of ancient wisdom, that’s pre- Christian – stretches back to ancient Babylon.還是說星座學是巴比倫發明的???

不是很懂意思.....

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  • 1 0 年前
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    有些人對占星術和星座學存疑或把它當笑話看並不會對 Dr. Nicholas Campion 造成困擾. 因為他理解, 人們往往是在八卦報紙上看到星座解析, 或許還跟漫畫登在同一頁. 星座學是遠古的智慧, 比基督教更早, 甚至可追溯到古代的巴比倫帝國. 他認為星座專欄的作者是四千年前以占星術來輔佐巴比倫王之祭司的直系後裔.

    (他並未說占星術和星座學是巴比倫帝國時發明的, 只提到最早可追溯到巴比倫的祭司用來提供國王建議).

    參考資料: myself
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  • Sophie
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    1 0 年前

    首先, direct lineage是指有直系的血緣關係

    其次, 在英國, 每日星座預言通常不會出現在正經八百的大報上(broadsheet), 而是出現在八卦性質的小報(tabloid). 而且報紙的版面分配上, 星座預言大都和漫畫放在同一頁, 由此可見星座這種所謂的pseudo-science很多人都不當它是嚴肅的或有科學根據的事

    但是受訪來賓Dr Nicholas Campion 卻認為星座是古老的智慧, 早在基督教誕生前, 世界各國就有了對 星象的觀察, 其中包括了西方及中東文明的起源之一: 兩河流域文化.

    巴比倫是兩河文化的重要文明, 宮廷聘請祭司(priest)觀測天象, 來預言國家大事 (中國也如此啊)

    所以Dr Campion 才會說: 現在寫星座專欄的人, 就好比古時候向巴比倫帝王提出星相觀測建言的人, 從事的是類似的工作, 好像是直系血親, 將觀星術傳承下來

    參考資料: 歷史
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