The Greek word "Chrysostomos" in the tenth paragraph of Telemachus compounds Chrysos (gold) and stoma (mouth). Several orators of antiquity acquired this epithet "golden-mouthed," notably St. John Chrysostomos (ca. 349-407), a renowned speaker and one of the Three Holy Hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox faith. The odd one-word sentence appears to comment on Mulligan's "even white teeth glistening here and there with gold points," in the previous sentence. It is the first appearance in Ulysses of the book's revolutionary stylistic device of interior monologue, often mislabeled stream of consciousness.

This Byzantine mosaic of Hagios Ioannis Chrystostomos, Archbishop of Constantinople, resides in the great Orthodox basilica of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (now a mosque in Istanbul). Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Édouard Dujardin, Les lauriers sont coupés.

Photographic portrait of Valery Larbaud ca. 1900. Source: Wikimedia Commons.