Thursday, September 06, 2007

Yes, We Are Nice, Thank You

Highly Eccentric over at Atol is ├×in Unseon has had several interesting posts lately. She asks, for example, if being an Anglo-Saxonist makes you a nice person -- and as I am an Anglo-Saxonist, the answer is self-evident. She also offers a little summary of the Old English Consolation of Philosophy and why it is important.

Perhaps that's why Anglo-Saxonists are all nice; we are all properly consoled by philosophy.

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  1. i guess that means my summary isn't a total dog's breakfast... which is a good sign. Merci, m'sieur.

    as I am an Anglo-Saxonist, the answer is self-evident
    i was going to mention your open-table lunchroom metaphorical policy, but i decided an entry devoted solely to praising Dan had more thematic unity. or something.

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  2. Not only are we nice, we are also thematically unified.

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  3. possibly thematic unity is also a product of being consoled by philosophy.

    although, if the Consolation is to blame for the niceness of Anglo-Saxonists, then by extension late antique/early medieval latinists should *also* be nice, along with historians of medieval education generally...

    actually, that theory does hold water. our local medieval education specialist around here, John O Ward, is an unboundedly lovely man.

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