Achilles Tatius: The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe, Translations 1638 & 1855

Two translations of Achilles Tatius’s The loves of Clitophon and Leucippe are now available in our library. The two translators write very different introductions (see below). The 1855 translator comments little on his translation style but mentions that he is…

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Corinthians 13 – “It is not the object discovered that matters, but the light that falls on it.”

The OED on the etymology and usage of ‘charity’: Two early types of this word appear in English: (1) cariteð , -teþ , (2) charité ; these are adoptions respectively of Old Northern French caritedh , -tet(þ) , (later, and modern Picard carité ), and the somewhat later central Old French charité (earlier charitet ); which…

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Salem Witch Trials in Beaumont’s Historical, Physiological and Theological Treatise of Spirits, Apparitions, Witchcrafts, and other Magical Practices, 1705

John Beaumont, a physician and geologist with an interest in the occult and witchcraft, published An Historical, Physiological and Theological Treatise of Spirits, Apparitions, Witchcrafts, and other Magical Practices in 1705. Explore his account of the events in Salem through…

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