From my diary

F. L. Griffith’s publication of Christian Nubian texts peeped out of my bookshelf earlier today.  I bought it, intending to put it online.  A quick search at, and I find it is already online in PDF.  I have transferred it, therefore, to the pile of academic books in the next room, intended for disposal somehow.  How few academic books we really need to own in paper format!  Many of my Tertullian books will need the same treatment.

By contrast I have ordered two books; copies of Robert Schmidt’s translations of Antiochus of Athens and Hephaistio of Thebes.  These are astrological texts, and I daresay best converted into PDF form.

A sample translation of letters of Isidore of Pelusium arrived on Saturday from a new translator.  I need to get this reviewed.  Unfortunately I have had a virus since Saturday which makes me feel dizzy, so it will have to wait a bit.  It arrived in HTML format, which was unusual.


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