News & Notes – 8/27/16

August 27, 2016 News & Notes 4

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  • Want to learn to read ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs? Or maybe your interests lie more with Old Irish, Sumerian, or Old Norse. Lexicity is the first online resource for learning ancient languages, including Akkadian, Mayan, Church Slovanic, and Ethiopic as well as the more well-known ancient Greek, Hebrew, and Latin. Clicking on a language takes you to lists of dictionaries, grammars, texts, and other resources.


Bookish Quote

Quote from an ancient Egyptian text (16th century B.C.E.)


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4 Responses to “News & Notes – 8/27/16”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    No new themes in Anne!! There’s enough in there that applies today that we don’t need to change it to make it more socially conscious. This makes me sad. I didn’t mind the change in the Meghan Follows mini-series (except for the 3rd. I pretend that monstrosity didn’t happen) because it felt Anne-ish. I’m not happy about this. That is so cool about the Ancient Egyptian works in English! I’m fascinated with Ancient Egypt so I’ll be keeping an eye on what kind of new resources are available!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      I loved the first Anne miniseries, was somewhere between OK and annoyed with the second, and didn’t even watch the third because it was so obviously not following the books. The ancient Egyptian literature sounds really cool to me, too.

  2. Danya @ Fine Print

    Wow, Ancient Egyptian works being published in English! That makes me so nostalgic for my childhood, because I was obsessed with Ancient Egypt as a kid.

    Oh my gosh, don’t even get me started on the second and third Anne movies starring Megan Followes. I’m not exactly a purist, but if you’re going to take liberties they should at least offer something extra/more that the original didn’t. I’m tentatively excited for the Netflix adaptation!
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