An unexpected problem; the sample of a translation of Hunain ibn Ishaq has got the raspberry from the person I sent it to for checking. “Make sure the person you use has a solid training in classical Arabic”, I am admonished. Actually I think the translator has. Have sent the comments to the translator, and am awaiting the explosion!
Meanwhile I have offered a commission for treatises 15-19 (a grand total of 12 pages!) to an old and trusted translator. But with the new term coming up, now may not be the best time.
I’ve really enjoyed being on holiday this summer. How rarely can one take more than a week or two off at this time, as I have been able to do? Back to work on Tuesday. A little unenthusiastic, as is usual after a holiday. Also there is no air-conditioning in its offices, except for the offices of the directors. Still, it will be good to get back in the routine.