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#31
I wrote a very brief article about Synesius of Cyrene.
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#32
Nice one Jona, thanks.
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#33
Quote:Nice one Jona, thanks.
It's an interesting man. I've expanded the piece in the meantime.
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#34
Bill's put online Smith's piece on military trumpets. He adds that "as often enough, especially in
articles dealing with the physical world, it [Smith's article] is not really that good, but it collects the sources".
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#35
More Synesius:
Epistle 105: becoming a bishop.
Epistle 132: war against tribesmen.
Epistle 136: a visit to Athens.
Epistle 147: congratulations to someone who became a monk.
Epistle 154: his own writings.
Hymn 8: requesting blessings for his family and wife.
Homily 1: against being drunk.
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#36
To the list Synesius' publications, I've now added On dreams, which I personally found not extremely interesting, but contains some nice observations, including the amusing remark that if birds would try to predict the future, they would perhaps observe the movements of humans.

Meanwhile, Bill continues to put online Strabo; books 1-7 and 15-17 are available now.
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#37
Jona,

Is synesius book 'On an astrolabe' preserved?

Thanks, Big Grin

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#38
As far as I know, it's lost. I've never seen it in the editions, nor have I seen a reference. Sorry.
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#39
Mmmmh, I was afraid it was so... Sad
Many thanks, Jona! Big Grin

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#40
Today, I put online the final installment of what I plan to put online from Synesius, the Catastasis, an account of the destruction of the Cyrenaica by Libyan tribesman. It is a shocking text about a group of people abandoned by their government; without mentioning the horrors of war too explicitly, the bishop of Ptolemais shows how little hope is left for him and his flock. It was apparently written in the spring of 412, after (in the preceding year) a group of Unnigardae cavalrymen had postponed the end of the Cyrenaica. It is not known what happened in the summer of 412. There are no indications that the tribal warriors captured Ptolemais, but they may have been bought off, or a unit called "Alexandrians" may have arrived just in time.

Meanwhile, Bill has put online a little article on the Roman game of talus.
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#41
Quote:Meanwhile, Bill has put online a little article on the Roman game of talus.

Technically speaking, Knucklebones is not a Roman game. Most probably it has either a Lydian or Egyptian origin. It was at some point introduced to Greece and then found its way to the Roman world.
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#42
Bill put online Dio's In praise of hair, so I will reply (one day) with Synesius' In praise of baldness.

Plus an utterly uninteresting article, merely added for completeness' sake, on an ancient Libyan mausoleum near the Wadi el-Amud.
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#43
Bill is rapidly adding new stuff:
* Area Capitolina (from Platner and Ashby's dictionary)
* The discovery of the Heraeum of Lucania and the excavation
* Translations of book II, III, IV, and V of the Attic Nights.
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#44
Oooh! Noctes Atticae, useful!
Greets!

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#45
Bill continues:
* Area Palatina (from Platner and Ashby's dictionary)
* Translations of book VI, VII, and VIII of the Attic Nights.
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