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Greek forms of the word for “law” (νομος, νομον, νομου, νομῳ) appear 162 times (or “x”). Of this total, the distribution is interesting: Page 8 (74x), Page 14 (32x), Page 21 (16x), Page 68 (15x), Page 97 (12x), Page 124... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Greek has been spoken in the Balkan peninsula since around the 3rd millennium BC, or possibly earlier. The earliest written evidence is a Linear B clay tablet found in Messenia that dates to between... More > 1450 and 1350 BC, making Greek the world's oldest recorded living language. Among the Indo-European languages, its date of earliest written attestation is matched only by the now extinct Anatolian languages.< Less
The entry for each theme in the Index (Page v) consists of the numerical representation of the theme, the number of the work in the Catalogue (see Page 5), the standardized title, and the tonality of the piece. The code for the theme consists of a... By Todd Van Buskirk
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piano sonata (no.2) A thematic catalogue is an index used to identify musical compositions through the citation of the opening notes (incipit) and/or main theme(s) of the work and/or of its... More > movements or main sections. Such catalogues can be used for many purposes, including as guides to a specific composer's works, as an inventory of a library's holding or as an advertisement of a publisher's output. In addition to the musical identification, a thematic catalogue may continue information such as dates of composition and first performance. Works within a thematic catalogue can be grouped chronologically or by genre. Thematic catalogues produced as scholarly guides to the works of a particular composer provide a shorthand means of identification for their music. The Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (BWV) numbering system used for the works of Johann Sebastian Bach is one example.< Less
There are ten occurrences of the Word “concupiscence” in the Douay-Rheims Bible (Richard Challoner revision of 1749-1752). Each occurrence is contained in a particular verse (sometimes there are two occurrences in one verse... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Therefore Thomas Aquinas explained Augustine's doctrine pointing out that the libido (concupiscence), which makes the original sin pass from parents to children, is not a libido actualis, i.e. sexual... More > lust, but libido habitualis, i.e. a wound of the whole of human nature: Libido quae transmittit peccatum originale in prolem, non est libido actualis, quia dato quod virtute divina concederetur alicui quod nullam inordinatam libidinem in actu generationis sentiret, adhuc transmitteret in prolem originale peccatum. Sed libido illa est intelligenda habitualiter, secundum quod appetitus sensitivus non continetur sub ratione vinculo originalis iustitiae. Et talis libido in omnibus est aequalis.< Less
There is a new “Page 132”. This page replaces the old Page 132 that is located on the verso of the new Page 132. Why? “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Usually said with the implication that the last... By Todd Van Buskirk
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“There’s a new sheriff in town.” Usually said with the implication that the last person in charge completely mishandled things and the new person is going to fix that by completely... More > changing the way the place/town is run. This is a particularly American idiom, applicable during moments of power transition, particularly when they are changing the way things are done, or when a new person takes control. The archetypal formulation of this, the situation typically invoked, is a Wild West situation where the previous law enforcement was lax and allowed criminals to do what they will. The new sheriff, by contrast, has a strong moral code and the means to act on it.< Less
There are 3 maps based on Science fiction that center around a small (0.9) Earth-mass, very temperate (67 °F.) high-manganese rocky silicate planet with almost 1.3 times the expected density and gravity... By Todd Van Buskirk
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One of the standard tropes in SF/fantasy—particularly fantasy for a long time—has been the strange cult. And so, as much as being an examination of real religion, it was intended to be an... More > affectionate investing in that trope of the weird fantastic cults. Rather than constructing a world that is subordinate to the exigencies of the plot or theme or whatever, you create a world and then you inhabit it with stories and characters. This is something that non–genre people mock quite a lot, but it is an absolutely extraordinary thing to do. It’s an extraordinary aesthetic project and it can do things in certain ways that other genres cannot.​< Less
The Commander of the USS Lady Lara (a Six-Sided Class Starship) gave a copy of his flight manual as a most generous souvenir during some recent work at the Vapnik–Chervonenkis Research Facility above the Shattered Moon of Azaleh IV. He noted... By Todd Van Buskirk
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"As there is neither sun with us, nor any light of such a kind as to make shadows, we have none of the helps to the sight that you have in Spaceland. If our friend comes closer to us we see his... More > line becomes larger; if he leaves us it becomes smaller: but still he looks like a straight line..." (Abbot, Flatland, p.11) The phrase "after Edward Tufte" does a variety of things: It cites him as the author of an earlier poem that inspired the author who used the words. It adds another layer of meaning to the novel who cites the author - now readers can look at both and see how the two are similar or differ. It creates a history about the topic under discussion that both informs and questions. It may constrain the current author to follow similar form, discuss similar topics or alternatively it might answer the previous poem, or offer a different view or.... even lead to something entirely new. In general, it honors the spirit of poetry by saying "this poet made me think".< Less
Page 81 is created (or finished) by superimposing a replica (or reproduction) of page 244 (at a reduced size) on the surface of page 81 at an odd angle (with a Shadow effect added). For example: "There were already half a dozen estate cars cast at odd... By Todd Van Buskirk
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Page 81 is created (or finished) by superimposing a replica (or reproduction) of page 244 (at a reduced size) on the surface of page 81 at an odd angle (with a Shadow effect added). For example:... More > “There were already half a dozen estate cars cast at odd angles on the high verges beyond the coned-off area around the church gate.” Likewise, page 114 is created (or finished) by superimposing a replica (or reproduction) of page 411 (at a reduced size) on the surface of page 114 at an odd angle (with a Shadow effect added). For example: “Across the road, Romanovsky pointed out a long trench running into the woods. The trench, he explained, had been formed when a wedge of underground ice had melted. The spruce trees that had been growing next to it, or perhaps on top of it, were now listing at odd angles, as if in a gale.”< Less
A Novena of Masses for the Holy Souls will be offered at Saint Gemma Galgani Oratory ‪beginning Nov. 1‬ (please see page 134 in this Bulletin for the dates). An enrollment form for your intentions is printed on page 201 which can be Torn (or Cut)... By Todd Van Buskirk
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At the end of today’s General Audience, April 12, 2017, Pope Francis paid homage to the figure of this Saint of Lucca, whom the Church remembered yesterday. Born on March 12, 1878 at Bogonuovo... More > di Camigliano, she was a mystic, having had visions of her Guardian Angel, of the Venerable Passionist Gabriele dell’Addolorata (now a Saint), and of Jesus Himself. Sick, she was given the grace to share Christ’s suffering.< Less
There are unnecessary page numbers (on pages that are necessary) within the front matter, i.e., Roman numerals on (Page) i, ii, iii, iv, v and vi. There is another on (page) xii. After (page) xii there are more starting on page 1 and 2. Page numbers... By Todd Van Buskirk
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“Study of a Nude” was completed between the years 2005-2007, the duration of Moore’s affair with Paul Whitten. This Critical Edition of “Study of a Nude” is the first... More > fully collected text to be published since the novel first appeared in print as an unpublished printed manuscript in May of 2006. “Backgrounds and Contexts” includes a selection of Moore’s school assignments to provide a window into her life before and during the writing of her novel. Moore’s previously unpublished poem “tudy of a ude” is the work that started the novel and is included here. Also included is a previously unpublished interview with Paul Whitten that goes into detail about his life and career as of 2002. “Criticism” offers a wide range of commentary that center on the novel’s major themes of morality, allegory, and self-alienation. Commentaries on Whitten’s art and life are included as well as Moore’s use of narrative, fanfiction and footnotes as literary devices.< Less