Ancient, Medieval and Classic Works
July 10, 2008 12:19 PM   Subscribe

In Parentheses is a collection of many ancient, medieval and classic texts from all over the world, many of whom are hard to find anywhere, let alone on the internet. There are translations from Greek, Old Norse, Medieval Irish, Japanese, Incan, Old French, Medieval Latin and many more! As well as all that they have papers in medieval studies and vaguely decadent and orientalism series. Adding to that there's a linguistics section with wordlists and language flash cards in languages such as Icelandic, Quechua, Basque, Classical Armenian and a whole bunch more. [flashcard links go to pdf files]
posted by Kattullus (18 comments total) 102 users marked this as a favorite
This great--even more comprehensive than Medieval Sourcebook! Thanks for posting!
posted by orrnyereg at 12:40 PM on July 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

If I could favorite this a dozen times, I would. Really great find. Thanks for sharing.
posted by anastasiav at 12:42 PM on July 10, 2008

"Many of whom"??? Paging Daddy-O.
posted by spicynuts at 12:43 PM on July 10, 2008

A book's a living thing, no?
posted by Kattullus at 12:46 PM on July 10, 2008

I read The Tale of Thorstein Staff-smitten.

If someone slighted you in any way, you had to kill them or become a pariah. They had to go raiding just to keep from exterminating themselves.
posted by jamjam at 12:52 PM on July 10, 2008

posted by spicynuts at 12:52 PM on July 10, 2008

You know, I've already read some of these (or parts of them) in college. This is one of those times I get to feel smug about spending the big money and going to a Jesuit university. Ahhhh...I'm so well-rounded...

(these times make it possible for me to make my student loan payment every month without crying)
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 1:40 PM on July 10, 2008

also, very cool post, btw.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 1:41 PM on July 10, 2008

This is absolutely fantastic. Thank you very much for posting this.
posted by kryptondog at 1:44 PM on July 10, 2008

I love this so much I'm favoriting this post despite the "of whom".
posted by scrump at 1:50 PM on July 10, 2008 [1 favorite]

Oh, and can I just say that the footnoted "Liberation Philology" on the flashcards made me giggle a whole lot.

For those who don't get why: reference.
posted by scrump at 1:58 PM on July 10, 2008

Kick ass, thanks for posting.
posted by alexwoods at 2:39 PM on July 10, 2008

(upon a closer look)

Medieval Canadian???
posted by alexwoods at 2:41 PM on July 10, 2008

Great post!! Give me more! I've already read two stories. Way cool, I even had to skim the Medieval Canadian entry. Ummm. I had no idea!
posted by Mojojojo at 4:13 PM on July 10, 2008

The Icelandic flash cards are neat; another free source for learning the Icelandic language online is offered by the University of Iceland. I have no idea if it is any good, however.
posted by synaesthetichaze at 4:47 PM on July 10, 2008

I'm geeking out so hard I'm pretty sure my brains are about to hit the ceiling! Awesome!
posted by nosila at 5:02 PM on July 10, 2008


Thank you.
posted by jokeefe at 9:21 PM on July 10, 2008

Oh, neat! Thanks for posting this. You've just made my day!
posted by kiripin at 11:16 PM on July 10, 2008

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