Important Online Sources

The Ancient World Online drew attention to recent open access publications from the Center for Hellenic Studies. These include Albert Lord's classic The Singer of Tales and Averil Cameron's Dialoguing in Late Antiquity. I haven't figured out how to actually access them yet, but hopefully will soon. See also Brice Jones' blog post and Paul [Read More...]

The Bible – Jerry Sumney’s Interactive Textbook

I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Patheos book club about Jerry Sumney’s interactive textbook, The Bible: An Introduction. While focused on the academic matters one would expect, such as situating the text in its ancient context, and clarifying scholarly perspectives on matters ranging from its sources to its meaning, Sumney [Read More...]

Are E-Books Unscholarly?

I found myself feeling somewhat dismayed reading Michael E. Smith’s grumpy post about e-books at Publishing Archaeology. One of his complaints is about the inability to cite a specific page number in e-books. He asks “Is it no longer considered important that a reader be able to cite a specific page number in a book?” [Read More...]

Changing Literacy and Reading Habits around the Blogosphere

Several posts around the blogosphere relate to changes in literacy and reading from ancient times until today and from today moving into the future. Steve Wiggins has a cleverly-titled post, “A World Without Borders,” which reflects on how we went from being a world with few bookstores to a world with many to a world [Read More...]


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