I’m not at all sure.
I have already offered to write a check to my library to purchase the series as it comes out, if no department wants to fund them.
But isn’t it interesting that some of these so-called classics are restricted to their original language? I’m sure that means they are NOT literary classics – only really, really interesting texts from a single linguistic tradition.
For instance, Beowulf is available in multiple European languages, at least. The Judith? No idea, interesting though it is.
I am quite certain that a text called a Classic has to penetrate languages other than its original, in translation and commentary.
A big lead bucket full of Anglo-Saxon silver coins! More than 5,000 coins from circa 1000.
Mr Welch said each coin could be worth at least £250.
He said: “They’re like mirrors, no scratching, and buried really carefully in a lead container, deep down.
“It looks like only two people have handled these coins,” he said. “The person who made them and the person who buried them.
And he added: “Ethelred opened a mint in Buckingham in conjunction with Cnut. I think there’s a proability there’s a link between the mint at Buckingham and the coins.”
Yesterday mama and I drove up from Chattanooga to Fairfax County – we had Second Christmas last night (hmm – I have to rearrange my countertop again. What IS it with my sister and small appliances? Not that I’m not grateful for a new coffee maker, but there was something nice and compact about burr grinder + french press. Oh well – easier clean up now and 10 cups!).
I have discovered the perfect lazy uncle’s way to buy Christmas gifts other than cash or boring gift cards. I buy a few little things for everyone (a Fear the Beard thermal mug for my nephew Mitchell, for instance) then offer to buy them up to $50 of whatever they want at whatever store they like (Target, sporting goods, or the mall). I try to make it separate trips, so it makes for a fun morning or afternoon with each of them.
Time for some museums (I hope to drag the nephs and nieces to the Philips), some big NYE celebration, and some assorted family time.
I’m going home to Chattanooga for the holidays and I have to take a tie.
Why is that unusual? Well, for 20 years or so I never took a tie to Chattanooga – I counted on my father’s collection, and often took the ties back home with me. But now I have all of Daddy’s ties – the John Tinkler Neckwear Collection (there are actually some cravats in there, too!).
So, I have to pack a couple of ties to visit Mama.
File it under Life Stages.
One of the first efforts in my course on Islamic art and architecture is to convince the students that figurative art is not prohibited in Islam. I make them chant “at some times, in some regions, and in some contexts figurative art was prohibited.” Maybe it sinks in.
I dislike grading exams more, but that doesn’t mean I enjoy MAKING them. Making a fair and balanced exam at the end of a semester with a PILE of reading and viewing is hard!
Someday perhaps I will remember to add 15 minutes to recipe prep time when I read 1/2 cup brown sugar. It always takes me at least that long to render my brown sugar pliable with various moist towel in the microwave tricks.
Is this a surprise to anyone? Doctorates up, career prospects not. Yeah, to the kind of people who send students to grad school.
Columbia University is going to allow law students to petition to postpone their exams if they are “sufficiently impaired” by their feelings about the recent grand jury decisions in racially charged cases. But it’s not.
I would think that students sufficiently involved in activism who are also attending law school out to be charged up with a passion to change things.
I’ve been watching Hinterland on Netflix. Gosh – Wales is bleak!