Clay mastiffs, found in the excavated ruins of a palace in Nineveh, were meant to protect the property from demons. They have cuneiform inscriptions on them, one of which reads ē tamtallik epuš pāka -- or, “Don’t think, bite!” Who’s a good boy?
No proper newsletter this week, because I am on the road. I’ll just note that I am blogging my way through Augustine’s City of God in a desultory and disorganized way. First posts:
This will be going on for quite some time.
Full newsletter coming next week, Lord willing!
Photo by aows