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 of its bibliography, here’s how:

  • Devia Cypria: notes of an archaeological journey in Cyprus in 1888
  • The wandering scholar in the Levant
  • Philip and Alexander of Macedon: two essays in biography
  • The Nearer East [Currently Reading]
  • The Penetration of Arabia: a record of the development of Western knowledge concerning the Arabian peninsula
  • The Archaic Artemisia of Ephesus
  • Ionia and the East; six lectures delivered before the University of London
  • Accidents of an antiquary’s life
  • The Ancient East
  • The Balkans
  • Hittite seals, with particular reference to the Ashmolean collection 
  • Arabia (aka A History of Arabia)
  • Kings of the Hittites
  • The Life of Charles M. Doughty

As you can see, I still have a long way to go! I don’t mind too much, though, for although it is disappointing to have missed the target, I know that I have been reading his books very regularly through the first six months of the year so I am happy with that.

However, I do feel that I could have read more, so I hereby renew my commitment to reading all Hogarth’s works, from now on at a rate of one a month. This might not sound much but depending on the length of the books I have yet to read it could be a challenge: Hogarth’s text is very readable but doesn’t flow so it takes time to read and some of his books are quite long – 250+ pages.

As I write this post, I am drawing to the end of The Nearer East. Next up will be The Penetration of Arabia. It will be good to open that one as I will be able to do so literally. I have had to read e-book versions of The Nearer East and Devia Cypria due to my library not having copies of their own. To that end, I am very grateful indeed to the Archive website (here is its copy of The Nearer East) for keeping uploaded copies of its own.

NOTA BENE
While writing this post, I remembered that last year I received a comment on my Alexander blog advising me that several of Hogarth’s books – including the Devia Cypria and Nearer East had been re-issued by the Cambridge Library Collection. You can read the comment here and the CLC’s blog post on Hogarth here. If I had remembered this earlier I might have purchased my own copies but I’m still very grateful to the Archive website and its uploaders.

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3 Responses to Reading Hogarth – An Update

  1. Jen says:

    I can’t resist. “The Penetration of Arabia”?! Soooooany possible jokes that would make Ptollers proud……. After blushing of course

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    • M J Mann says:

      So vulgar, so very vulgar. Why can’t it be 1812 again. We shouldn’t have stopped at burning the White House but pushed deeper. #pusheddeeper

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      • Jen says:

        I didn’t think you lot were allowed to make fun of your royals?! Ah well, I shall be magnanimous and remember my affection for you outweighs the need for a head on a platter lol

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