martes, 18 de septiembre de 2012



The ancient Greeks had four different words for rope-walkers:

- the Neurobat sets his rope at great heights,
- the Oribat dances on the rope,
- the Schoenobat flies down the rope and
- the Acrobat does acrobatics on the rope.

In 260 BC Censor Messala did away with these distinctions, uniting them in a single word: funambulus [funambule] from funis, a rope, and ambulare, to walk. 

This is my journey on search to master each of the ancient disciplines: