Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Apollonia beckons

The next stage of this project, a Bulgarian edition, is tentatively underway with Altera, possibly even leading to a launch at the Apollonia Festival in Sozopol this September, formerly home to a giant statue of Apollo by Calamis, 30 cubits high, transported to Rome by Lucullus and placed in the Capitol. (I checked, and this is no longer there.)

The book gets a mention on the Stride website, where it is described by David Hart as not only providing 'an alertness, a discovering and not merely a knowingness', but also as offering 'no indulgence only hard work, pleasure, and the unexpected'
-- words to live by, though an element of the Dionysian would not go amiss this September.