Still, she'd enjoyed the classes, despite, at the start, having more than a sneaking suspicion that she would have made as effective a job of tutoring any day as Mandy, the sweet but slightly ditsy young woman who regaled them week by week with overingenious
trigger exercises, and who, as far as Judith could make out, had never published anything herself.
The court's reasoning was seen as overingenious
in that the decision would have been different had the woman been domiciled in England and the man in Pakistan.
Having in this way firmly established the status of the mortal poet and contrasted themselves with him, the Muses proceed to grant Hesiod the power of song so that he may sing "eternal things" and "hymn the race of blessed gods who exist always." (42) Although the interpretation of the Muses' riddling statement that I suggest here is indeed subtle, I do not believe that it is overingenious
, or that its complexity would have posed too great a challenge to the mental powers of Hesiod's audience.
And in any case, I'm probably being overingenious
. After all, is it that hard to explain what Eagleton's up to?
Nilakantha had already come up with this ingenious, perhaps you will think overingenious
, reading of the verse, in the Mantraramayana.(53)
Greenfields and the Twenty-third Psalm") offers a delightful history of the wildly imaginative range of emendations and substitutions put to the service of solving that famous textual puzzle, from the familiar to the overingenious
to the providential.