I’ve been mildly but definitely ill with the flu for more than three weeks now, and I am now convalescing. I’ve taken advantage of my recovery to go through my backlog of blogging ideas, and turned them into posts. The length of that list was rather daunting!
I attempted to obtain access to a copy of Myers, Hymns of Hilary of Poitiers, from Manchester University. Apparently the university will only deal with members or ex-members of the university, unless I travel there physically. It’s a reminder of how useless physical libraries were. They might hold a book, but they were devils in allowing you to access it. It’s a shock, after finding things online so easily.
I have removed two modern translations of Juvenal from my shelf. I shall use them only for reference, so I will slice them up and convert them to PDF. For pleasure I read the old Loeb, which bowdlerises the worst of the filth.
I also have some guidebooks to Petra and Jerash, which have sat unused for more than 20 years. I think they will go to Oxfam!
I must translate some more Eutychius.