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Prometheus Unbound / Perpetual Dilettante

Finally liberating my books from their long captivity after my exodus from Manhattan and am discovering many things, such as:

Note that's no Budge/Dover bullshit, but Gardiner's Egyptian Grammar. Nothing but the best for the perpetual dilettante.

We did read Book II of Herodotus at St. John's College, which is all about Egypt, which the ancient Greeks practically venerated, but St. John's was all about the Great Books (some of which the ancient Greeks apparently wrote). St. John's was more interested in Great Books than understanding history, context, or humanity. I used to say that St. John's taught us to worship Great Books, but not to recognize them. That's unfair to all of the insightful and always interesting graduates of St. John's; however, my focus was St. John's underlying myth of an immutable canon of Great Books, as if such "greatness" was not subject to the vagaries of the ever-changing fads, fetishes, and the fickleness of human judgment. Now that's an interesting conversation.

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