I’m on holiday, and not doing very much, other than dealing with some of minor nuisances that fill our days if we are not careful. I have no desire to do anything very demanding! I’m browsing twitter for anything of interest to us, and finding it rather full of tedious hooting and shouting about US presidential candidates.
But I am translating each day a piece of the 10th c. Annals of Eutychius (=Sa`id ibn Bitriq), as it gives me very little trouble to do so, and it’s good to push that along. My apologies if it isn’t very interesting to some people. I view it as a text in the Byzantine tradition of chronicles, which preserves some material not known elsewhere.
The translation (from the Italian, using Google Translate) has no scholarly value, but it does make this obscure text far more accessible. Someone with Arabic can do a proper translation sometime.
I can’t recall if I have any translations in flight elsewhere.
Once I get a little more fit, and if the weather improves, then I might try a visit to Leicester one day. I believe there are substantial Roman remains there! We’ll see.