I had an email this week from Tom Schmidt, who is about 670 lines of the way through the 1,000 lines of this work. He says he intends to put his translation of the text online, which is very good news indeed!
He’s also been wondering whether a PhD in Patristics would be an opening to a career. I had to tell him that I had no idea what careers were like in patristics — I’m a computer programmer, not an academic. Anyone any thoughts?
My own feeling was that he should become a stockbroker, get rich, retire at 30, and do what he liked then.