February 20, 2003
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Library

Talking Points Memo, my favorite source of political news, has a rave review of my favorite living classicist's new book: Libraries in the Ancient World, by Lionel Casson.

Reading Casson, or Russell Meiggs' Roman Ostia, or Conrad Russell's Crisis of Parliaments, is a fine antidote to the sloppy stuff that people have been offering up on hypertext and weblog theory lately. On days like today, when the hypertext scholarship is especially dismal, I miss rigor and precision.