The agreeable eye

an eudæmonistarchives

More specifically concerning: comparison

Byzantine Biographers

21 January 2003, around 11.03.

Reading the Alexiad (or life of the Byzantine emperor, Alexius Comnenus), which was written by his daughter, Anna Comnena, when she was an old woman. She describes everything homerically, from the Odysseus-like Alexius, to his Nausicaa-bride, Irene; and Robert of Lombardy, his foe during the first few books, is obviously nothing more (or less) than […]

The Historicity of Peasants

14 March 2003, around 9.01.

Have been reading Michael Rostovtzeff’s A Large Estate in Egypt in the Third Century B.C. A Study in Economic History (Madison, WI: 1922), a short book in which the notorious Russian historian gives the Zenon archive his attention. Of course, in 1922 the Zenon archive, with early Ptolemaic documents numbering in the thousands, was bigger […]

Note

7 July 2003, around 14.00.

After reading Adam Bede and Paul Clifford I think it’s safe to say that Tess of the d’Urbervilles is a really good book.

diction

4 August 2003, around 8.04.

Wherefore, I beckoned to Gioffredo to take the ankles: but I myself took the hollow armpits; and terribly the head waggled between. In this manner we flung the dead slave from the balcony: but, after we had heard the splash of his fall in Tiber, we returned, expecting new events. (chapter xii) ‘Terribly the head […]

a curiosity

13 September 2003, around 8.41.

All overgrown by cunning moss, All interspersed with weed, The little cage of ‘Currer Bell’ In quiet ‘Haworth’ laid. The Bird — observing others When frosts too sharp became Retire to other latitudes – Quietly did the same – But differed in returning – Since Yorkshire hills are green – Yet not in all the […]

inquiry (7)

22 December 2003, around 16.19.

‘La Casa Monte’, ca. 1914 Faubion House, ca. 2003

Citation (24)

8 July 2004, around 15.42.

mistook.

no fuss no muss

12 February 2012, around 12.40.

Repetition and cross-cultural echoes.

Citation (47)

20 September 2012, around 21.30.

on architecture, art, busts, and weight…

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