A new job at the start of November, so I have been rather preoccupied. But a little progress has been made.
I’ve commissioned a translation of the fragments of Theodore of Mopsuestia on Genesis. The main part of this was published by Sachau from the Syriac, but there are also Greek fragments. The tendency towards a non-allegorical approach in the Antiochene writers means that what he has to say should be of interest even today.
I hope to get some translations made of some of the medieval Greek legendary hagiographical material about St Nicholas of Myra – also known as Santa Claus. It is remarkable that no English translation exists of almost all this material, regardless of its evident lack of historical value.
It was my intention to do some work on a translation of the 10th century Arabic Christian writer Eutychius. No time so far!
A little work has been done on the Mithras site – uploading a couple more monuments, as photographs became available – but nothing significant.
I’m not clear how much time I shall get at home at Christmas and New Year, but there will be more activity if I get the chance!