Monthly Archives: June 2015

Reading Hogarth – An Update

Last December I committed myself to reading all of David Hogarth’s published works as listed on Wikipedia (here) by June of this year. Well, June is very nearly over so how did I do? With thanks to Wikipedia for the use … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (16)

  After writing last week’s post, I decided to set aside some time to catch up with all eight books on my reading list. On Saturday and Sunday, therefore, I read each title for fifteen minutes each. Fifteen minutes isn’t much … Continue reading

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Accidents of an Antiquary’s Life

Accidents of an Antiquary’s Life is a professional biography. We learn a great deal about David Hogarth’s journeys across Asia Minor and the Middle-East but little about the writer himself. This is not to say that Hogarth the man is a … Continue reading

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An Evening at Sandfords

Last Wednesday (June 17th) I visited Stanford’s Travel Bookshop for the first time to attend a talk given by Anthony Sattin in support of his book Young Lawrence, which looks at the first twenty or so years of Lawrence’s life. Sattin … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (15)

This will be a short post as I am afraid I hardly read at all all through this week. Last weekend, I picked up The Iliad and got to the end of Book II, and read a very long ode … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (14)

Time has been against me this week and I have not read much at all. Actually, if I am being really honest, I ought to say that I have been against me. I have not used such time as I … Continue reading

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A Week With Words (13)

For the last few weeks I have been very aware that I need to get on with my Alexander reading. To that end, and after writing last week’s post, I decided to start reading Pindar’s Odes (tr. Anthony Verity Oxford … Continue reading

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