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Travel in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson (1974)  I found this book gathering dust on my shelf and decided to reread. I am reminded of Gandalph the Grey’s admonition to Frodo in The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien: “It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step on to the road, and if you […]

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The Confessions of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, The Anonymous Translation into English of 1783, 1790, Revised, A.S.B. Glover translation (1955) There are more up to date translations of this singular literary work for its time. Each translation has something to say for it. This translation happened to be on my shelf along with translation of the Social […]

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The Fortunes of Faust  by E. M. Butler (PB, 1998, first published 1952), is the third in a series of works on the evolution of the Faust tradition. As an avid reader and collector of Faustian lore and works written about this  “legend” and “historical character” I found Ms. Butler’s work to be a provocative, scholarly […]

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