Tag Archive for 'From my diary'
It’s been a while since I did anything with the translation of Origen’s Commentary on Ezekiel which I commissioned. The book has sat in a collection of .doc files on my hard disk, while other tasks went forward. The main obstacle to progress is getting the book typeset. I did buy a copy of Adobe […]
I’ve been adding a few more Mithraic monuments to my collection of pictures online. A Mithraeum from 1969 from Cologne is the focus. Otherwise I am doing little. Gainful employment beckons!
A correspondent writes to tell me that Jonathan Armstrong, at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane, is at work with his students on a number of patristic texts. He writes: We have founded an early Church studies honors society complete with electives that are taught primarily by Dr. Armstrong. As part of the program, students will be taking […]
I’ve continued to work on formatting Theodoret’s Commentary on Romans for online accessibility. Another chunk of the translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Luke has arrived from the translator – chunk 8 out of 14, if I recall correctly. Apparently progress on this will slow down, tho, for term time. OUP are going to […]
A dinner engagement took me to St Albans this evening. The road-widening on the M25 caused me to go early; and a look at my own Mithras site revealed that the Verulamium Museum there had some Mithraic items. I took my mobile phone, paid for parking, then admission, and wandered in. The museum didn’t place […]
I have continued to work on Bianca-Jeanette Schröder’s book. This evening I have finished translating the conclusion to the second part. From it I conclude that that section is, I think, something I really will need to read in detail. Tomorrow I shall begin on the conclusion to the third part. I wonder if there […]
A very hot day here. I have been converting an out-of-copyright Loeb into PDF format. The book is old and worn, and the binding is loose with much use. Yes, it is a library copy. Yet somehow such old volumes have a charm of their own. I did look to see if I might purchase […]
Constantine gets a bad press these days. It’s all down to the Hapsburgs and the Romanovs, really. When you are trying to overthrow an autocrat who justifies his rule by appealing to Constantine as the source of authority, then the urge to rubbish Constantine is going to be strong. And we find just this sequence […]
There’s quite a lot going on in my world at the moment. Too much, indeed, for me to keep on top of it all. Firstly, I’ve been asked to write a paper for an academic volume. As I am not an academic, this is quite unusual; the explanation, perhaps, is that the subject is an intractable […]