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.