The first two fragments of the translation of the Christian History of Philip of Side have arrived! And they look very good indeed. The footnotes are very enlightening.
The translator has also volunteered to write an introduction, bringing together an explanation of the various Byzantine epitomes from which the fragments are drawn. This will be of no small help to people like myself with little German!
(Something very odd happened just now when I tried to post this — my first draft vanished and I got an error. I hope this does not mean something nasty is about to happen to this blog!)