Saturday, April 21, 2007

Limbo, book covers and lyric poets

  • It's now official. Although
    In the 5th century, St. Augustine declared that all unbaptized babies went to hell upon death. By the Middle Ages, the idea was softened to suggest a less severe fate, limbo,
    this concept is set to be rejected in official Catholic theology.
  • At ...By It's Cover, Jim has a wonderful collection of old book covers, such as

    and many others.
  • Rogue Classicism gives us a lovely fragment from the Greek lyric poet Praxilla. From her 'Adonis in the Underworld':
    Of all the pleasures in the upper world
    what I miss most is sunlight
    after that the stars, a full moon
    summer's late season harvest of fruits
    cucumber, apple, pomegranate, pear.

Canby Depot Museum