My Conversation with James Romm about “The Landmark Arrian: The Campaigns of Alexander”. Also A Reading from the New Testament to Celebrate the Easter Season.
I haven’t written anything in awhile. Busy. So here are two things to make up for the long gap between postings.
Back in March, March 10th to be exact, I had a great conversation with James Romm concerning the new edition of Arrian he’d edited for the Landmark Series of Ancient Histories. This was, at least for me, a fun conversation. It’s not every day that you get to talk to a scholar of such stature about one of the central figures in history.
I spent the days leading up to and a few after Christmas 2009 at The Holy Cross Monastery in West Park, NY.
It was a wonderful few days spent in quiet–reading, writing and combing through contents of the small gift shop on the premises. It was in the gift shop that I came across the Knox translation of the New Testament. I really had no intention of buying a book while I was up there but I picked this up and it was so readable a translation that I couldn’t stop myself. Whenever I find something that unique and special I’m always afraid that if I don’t take advantage of that moment it might be lost forever.