1. It’s been more than five years since I first posted a Greek crossword puzzle, so I’ve made up another one. This one is bigger and better: 16 x 12 instead of 9 x 6, and using the entire Greek alphabet, not just those letters that happen to be identical to English letters. (I recently learned how to do that.) It will be posted tomorrow, June 9th, at 12:00 noon Baltimore time. (I thought I ought to post it at the time when the maximum number of my readers will be awake, and that should cover at least 90% of my readers. Those in East Asia and Oceania are welcome to get up very early or stay up very late to compete.) The prize for the first correct entry is a laudatory mention on this site, $20.00 worth of free books from my sale pages or a 15% discount on however many you would like to buy, plus (in either case) a Cupid and Psyche postcard and a Latin Pan Am pamphlet (see below).
2. I have added a few dozen books to the ‘Books for Sale’ list, including some Classics titles. First come, first serve. If you don’t like the prices, make me an offer. I’m moving in August, and willing to bargain. If no one else makes a better offer and it seems reasonable, I’ll take it. As a bonus to the first six orders, no matter how large or small, I will throw in an official PanAm Latin-language instruction pamphlet from 1962. It is titled ‘Ad Clericos et Religiosos Viros Iuvandos per Terrarum Orbem Peregrinantes’. Click here for a small picture, here for a large one (190 K). Please note that these pamphlets were apparently used as teaching tools at some point, so there is a small amount of underlining or similar marks, in pen, on one page of each, as you can see on the larger picture (near the bottom of the page with the airplane on it).