Mark: Where is Syria, Julia? Julia: Suria is in Asia. Mark: Not Suria, but Syria is in Asia. Julia: Siria… Mark: Julia! Syria, not Siria: the second letter is y, not i. Julia: Not i, but y: i–y, i–y. Surely y is not a Latin letter? Mark: Y is not a Latin letter, but a Greek letter. Syria is a Greek word. Julia: Siria, Syria: not Siria, but Syria. Mark: Where is Syria? Julia: Syria is in Asia. Mark: Where is Egypt? Julia: Egipt… Mark: Egypt! Julia: Egypt is also in Asia. Mark: Asia? Egypt isn’t in Asia. Julia: Egypt is in Africa—but Barabia is in Asia. Mark: What? Barabia? Barabia isn’t in Asia! Julia: Is Barabia in Africa? Mark: Barabia is not in Africa. Julia: Surely Barabia isn’t in Europe? Mark: Barabia is not in Europe, in Africa, [or] in Asia! Julia: but where is Barabia? Mark: Arabia, not Barabia, is in Asia. In ‘Arabia,’ the first letter is a, not b. Julia: Arabia, Egypt, Syria. Syria and Arabia are in Asia, but Egypt is in Africa. The Nile is also in Africa. Mark: What is the Nile? Julia: The Nile is a great river. Mark: What is Sparta? Julia: Sparta is a large Greek town. Mark: Is Crete a Greek town? Julia: It is. Mark: It’s not! Julia: What is Crete? Mark: Crete is a Greek island. Crete and Naxos and Rhodes are Greek islands. There are many islands in Greece. Mark: What is Syria? Julia: Siria is… Mark: Syria! Julia: Syria is… Julia: …a Greek word!