S. Worthen (owlfish) wrote,
S. Worthen


Much to my delight, I recently discovered that several of the books I have endlessly checked out from the libraries, complete with the odd fine for being overdue, are not only available for sale at reasonable prices, but were at such reasonable prices because they were all in paperback. I am now the proud owner of books I use entirely too often: Hugh of St. Victor's Didascalicon, Macrobius' Marrige of Mercury and Philosophy, and Josephus' Antiquities.

I am also the owner of Vol. 2 of the complete works of Prudentius as published by Loeb, which does not contain the Psychomachia, for which I bought it. This is entirely the fault of poor data presentation on the part of Indigo, for no where on the page labeled "Prudentius: Works" did it say that said works would come in more than one volume. It did not say that this particular ISBN code was associated with a particular volume. It just said "Prudentius: Works" and the publisher's note on the same page said the Works included all of that author's opus. I guess this is my opportunity to read his "Crowns of Martyrdom" while I wait for the customer service to be available for complaint on this point. I don't mind owning Vol. 2 at all. I'd just rather own Vol. 1 now that I know it's an issue; or both. But not just 2.

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