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Weakness at the APA

Post by annis » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:50 am

The conference hasn't even started yet — except for registration and super-secret committee meetings — and already I'm buying expensive books.

Hopefully the program will keep me away from That Room for the remainder of the conference...
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Post by Bert » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:08 am

I didn't know what APA was so I figured; Google it. You wouldn't believe the number of societies APA can refer to. I figure the American Philological Association must be the one. I can understand that if would be very easy to over spend there. (Don't mistake my understanding for pity though.)

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Post by πετ?ης » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:18 am

annis wrote:I'm buying expensive books.
What did you get? And what do you consider expensive. (I say anything over $50.)
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William S. Annis — http://www.aoidoi.org/http://www.scholiastae.org/
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Post by timeodanaos » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:47 pm

annis wrote: Chantraine, Pierre, Morphologie historique du grec
Are there any praiseworthy historical morphologies of Greek in English or German, does anyone know?

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Post by Chris Weimer » Fri Jan 04, 2008 8:41 pm

It's literally the lack of money which halts me from buying everything at those conferences.

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Post by annis » Sat Jan 05, 2008 3:41 am

Chris Weimer wrote:It's literally the lack of money which halts me from buying everything at those conferences.
It is a poignant irony that it is not actually working in classics that permits me to indulge in my classics booklust. It still takes a considerable act of will not to break into truly vulgar language whenever I pass the Brill booth.
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Post by Chris Weimer » Sat Jan 05, 2008 7:03 am

annis wrote:
Chris Weimer wrote:It's literally the lack of money which halts me from buying everything at those conferences.
It is a poignant irony that it is not actually working in classics that permits me to indulge in my classics booklust. It still takes a considerable act of will not to break into truly vulgar language whenever I pass the Brill booth.
I understand completely! Brill is the worst of them - the best books, the most expensive prices. Even their journals are costly to an institution. Gah, you can imagine how many time I had put a book down regrettingly at the Brill stand...nearly every other book!

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Post by 1%homeless » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:23 am

Well, I found Dik's new book for $70 without shipping at A1books. What did you pay? I expect a final report of all the books you bought with full price quotes, William of Madison. 8)

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Post by annis » Sat Jan 05, 2008 6:47 pm

1%homeless wrote:Well, I found Dik's new book for $70 without shipping at A1books. What did you pay?
Just slightly more than that, so I feel ok about the price. Well, less annoyed at least than I would be if you got it for much cheaper.
I expect a final report of all the books you bought with full price quotes, William of Madison.
Yesterday I got A Student's Seneca on a whim, for $12-something.

The Textkit URL has been sighted on a handout for a talk on Greek prose comp, as a source for books on the topic.
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Re: Weakness at the APA

Post by Agrippa » Sun Jan 06, 2008 9:23 pm

annis wrote:
So far:

Dik, Helma, Word Order in Greek Tragic Dialog
She taught my Greek class last quarter :)

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Post by Bert » Sun Jan 06, 2008 10:18 pm

annis wrote:
Chris Weimer wrote:It's literally the lack of money which halts me from buying everything at those conferences.
It is a poignant irony that it is not actually working in classics that permits me to indulge in my classics booklust. It still takes a considerable act of will not to break into truly vulgar language whenever I pass the Brill booth.
I am not really rolling in money but it is not lack of money that keeps me from buying books, but lack of time to read them.

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Post by ingrid70 » Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:26 am

Bert wrote:I am not really rolling in money but it is not lack of money that keeps me from buying books, but lack of time to read them.
That never stopped me :wink: . Perhaps it should, our library is overcrowded allready.

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