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About meA quiet teacher.

About my libraryThese books belong to myself and my spouse. (The use of "myself" in this sentence is correct, despite what you may have read in the Pedants' Corner Forum. It is an emphatic, non-reflexive usage. Some of the books indeed belong to me alone. I do not wish to write "These books belong severally to me alone, to my wife alone, and to me and my wife." That's too long. The English language has given us the freedom to use personal pronouns emphatically. Yet some still wish to see us in chains.)

GroupsAncient and Medieval Manuscripts, Ancient History, Byzantinistik, Classical Greek, Lingua Latina, Opera, or Nobody Knows the Traubel I've Seen, Pedants' corner, Proust, The Globe: Shakespeare, his Contemporaries, and Context

Favorite authorsMax Beerbohm, Saul Bellow, Isaiah Berlin, John Buchan, David Daube, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, George Eliot, Henry James, Otto Lenel, Mario Vargas Llosa, Theodor Mommsen, Vladimir Nabokov, John O'Hara, Karl Popper, Marcel Proust, Joseph Roth, Philip Roth, Sir Walter Scott, William Sleator, Adam Smith, Muriel Spark, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, David Foster Wallace, Stefan Zweig (Shared favorites)


Favorite librariesInstitute of Classical Studies Library / Joint Library of the Hellenic and Roman Societies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, Leopold-Wenger-Institut für Rechtsgeschichte, Sackler Library, Oxford University


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Member sinceMar 4, 2007

Currently readingDiaspora: Jews Amidst Greeks and Romans by Erich S. Gruen
The Life of Adam Smith by Ian Simpson Ross

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