Monthly Archives: November 2005

Keeping an eye out

Did you know there’s a term for the ancient “an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth” form of rough justice? It’s called the talionic code or lex talionis, from the obscure talion, which has the same source … Continue reading

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50 cent words

Given that our library collection is for general readers, I consider it a bad sign when I have to look up words in the *review* of a book in order to understand what I’m reading about. Not that this is … Continue reading

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