A quick roundup of stuff that caught my attention recently…
- I hit a small jackpot over the weekend at the used book store – I picked up Antonella Magagnini’s brand-new, giant (14″x17″) coffee table book, The Art of Pompeii, for $3 cash plus some trade credit. This is absolutely the most lavish presentation of the Pompeii murals that I have seen outside of the actual traveling exhibit (which I wrote about back in 2008).
- Courtesy of the always-interesting podcast The World in Words, I learned yesterday about one Martin Worthington, British Assyriologist and expert in Babylonian language and literature, who is assembling an online audio archive of readings of Babylonian poetry and other texts – and who is so passionate about his subject that he has written a Teach Yourself book for learning the language.
- And on the subject of ancient words, Sannion has started a new blog devoted to Hellenic and Hellenistic source material… and one of his books is going to be available in the Kingdom of Jordan!
- Andrew over at Project Conversion writes movingly about a very intense religious experience.