The last news was that I sent the typesetter a huge number of corrections, as “stickys” on the PDF. These have now been processed, and the file has come back. I now need to add in the changes that have arrived since then, which I hope to do this week.
Bar Hebraeus tells us that the Moslems destroyed the library of Alexandria. He may well have copied this from al-Qifti. A translation of the relevant passage of al-Qifti is now done, and I have sent it back to the translator, as requested, for diacritics to be added.