Philip Weller caricature
Philip and Weller hugging

Welcome to my web site, now under development for more than twenty years.   
-- Philip Weller, November 13, 1941 - February 1, 2021
Dr. Weller, an Eastern Washington University professor of English and Shakespearean scholar for more than 50 years.

Note to The Taming of the Shrew, 1.2.70: "As old as Sibyl"


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to
The Taming of the Shrew,
Act 1, Scene 2, line 70.
Sibyl: prophetess of Cumae to whom Apollo gave as many years of life as she could hold grains of sand in her hand. That turned out to be about a thousand years, but the Sibyl was not granted eternal youth, so that she eventually withered so much that she could live in a bottle.



Cumaean Sibyl
by
Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Image Source:
The Prophets and Sibyls of the Sistine Chapel