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I'd forgotten how often we saw Magritte

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Officially too geeky.

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So today on the way in I read a bit out of John Julius Norwich's A History Of Venice (a book which you, evilhat, might well have already read- and if you haven't, I suspect that you'd probably enjoy it) and started snickering at part of it:

One authority1 has even gone so far as to assert that a special law was passed...

1. An anonymous annotator of the Ambrosian MS. of Andrea Dandolo's Chronicle -- a version which, it is only fair to point out, was described by an 18th century director of the Ambrosian Library in Milan as a confuta indigestaque farrago.

This made me chuckle. A footnote to comment about an authority found in footnotes.
  • I haven't read that, but I've read JJN's "short version" of his history of the Byzantine Empire and found it fascinating. One of these days I want to read the full version and/or the Venice book.
    • I'm up around the Norman era, right now. It's fascinating to learn about, honestly- and JJN really writes history in a lively fashion.

      And 2005 I am going to Venice and Rome, God damn it.
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