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.
Oooo! That is a very awesome book find – and an unbelievable price to boot!
Thanks for the shout-out. I’m looking forward to this project. So many wonderful and important quotes to share.
One of my favorite finds was a copy of “Nightmares In The Sky”, photos of gargoyles/grotesques with commentary by Stephen King, for $3 ! They had more copies at that price, but for some reason we were REALLY short at the time so I just got the one.
I remember that book… I used to have a copy. Wonder if I still do? Guess I’ll find out some time soon, as I’m in the middle of (re)-cataloging the library right now courtesy of the new laptop and my old copy of Readerware…