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View Diary: What are you reading? Oct 16, 2013 (34 comments)

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  •  Halfway through 'The Swerve' (5+ / 0-)

    Nothing about the Plague of Athens yet, but there's time. :o)

    So far the book mostly deals with Poggio Bracciolini's re-discovery of the book as one happy outcome of his efforts to locate copies of classical Greek and Roman works.  So, a great deal about Poggio and Petrarch and Niccoli and the recovery efforts they and others took part in.

    Fascinating stuff, although I've already bookmarked a translation of Lucretius on Amazon in case it turns out that we don't get much more detail about that.

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