Tuesday, January 16, 2007

medieval lit readings for this week

Bischoff, Latin Palaeography, pp. 7-45

Shailor, The Medieval Book, pp. 6-22

Plato, Phaedrus, 274c-277a (http://books.mirror.or/plato/phaedrus/)

The Bible, Genesis 1-5; 2 Corinthians 3; John 1.1-20 (from the Douay-Rheims translation of the Vulgate: http://www.drbo.org)

Augustine, On Christian Doctrine, Book 1, pp. 3-33


BBB said...


itchy fingers said...

Did you know that the Canadian postal service do not allow you to send the following:

Bee-keeping apparatus, used
Contraceptive devices and literature
Intoxicating liquors
Lottery tickets and advertising
Margarine or butter substitutes
Metallic labels
Postage stamps in insured articles
Prison-made goods

(plus a few that actually make sense.)

PS: have you got your shinies yet?

gtg said...


no, it's fun! not sure how it's all going to fit together, but will find out tomorrow.

the first two have lovely pictures.

gtg said...


contraceptive devices? plumages?


no-one's ever told me these things. god, i've been sending "i can't belive it's not butter!" to all the relos.

nope. how long ago did you send them? canada post is renowned for being a bit crap and the res office often just sits on parcels fora while, so it's a wonder i get anything, really. if it's been more than a fortnight i'll go bug the res office.

*ducks in anticipation*

itchy fingers said...

on the 9th. i only ask because Aust Post seems to think it should only take 5 -7 working days.

why are you ducking? paranoid about avalanches, perhaps?

gtg said...

i hereby take back all the nasty things i said about canada post. there are two packages waiting for me at teh res office (have to wait til the open tomorrow to actually get them). i suspect one is from me (sent bronte posters to avoid smushing) but i think one might be from you! eeee!

ducking cos you keep telling me to watch the skies.

gtg said...

um, you didn't happen to receive a funky little something a while ago?

itchy fingers said...

ooh, yes, i did! Your postcard post makes me think I should scan one of the pictures and post them myself. Sorry I haven't mentioned it before, I think it arrived the same day I was being told about people moving out, and got pushed to the back of my mind.

but i lurve you, so don't be miffed.

*blows kiss*

gtg said...

oh, good! how cool is hte little book??? glad you like the postcards too. i thought they were you-ish. do post!

*catches kiss and blushes*