From my diary

I’ve spent some time collecting literary testimonies about the origins of Serapis.  For the moment, these are here.  A useful article by Richard Gordon is here

Meanwhile Andrew Eastbourne has agreed to review the translation of 4 letters of Isidore of Pelusium which reached me earlier this week.

Yesterday I also went back to the Wikipedia Mithras article and removed the vandalism of the last 6 months.  There was no useful contribution in that time, needless to say.  This morning some anonymous person promptly re-added a slur on one writer quoted.  Re-reading the discussion page, it is striking how much time I wasted trying to reason with people making no useful contribution but determined to edit the article to suit their own ignorant prejudices. 

2 thoughts on “From my diary

  1. “It is striking how much time I wasted trying to reason with people making no useful contribution but determined to edit the article to suit their own ignorant prejudices.”

    That is the problem with the Wiki indeed.

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