Thursday, April 23, 2009

Books!

So I don't have a lot of time, but I just wanted to share with you a great book I snagged for a buck today at Columbia's library used book sale: Ancient Egyptian Medicine, by Cyril P. Bryan. I snagged some other good stuff, too - some on my reading list, some not. I also snagged a few pocket scores to take with me to concerts.

But the AEM book is the coolest of the bunch, and since I'm going to be on campus tomorrow, I'm going to take another look at what they have left. I hope no one snagged the huge book of Greek mythology (just didn't have room to carry that one). We shall see. 

I'm excited because this is the kind of book I've been looking for now for ages. It even has the spells and incantations the Egyptians used in treating disease. Granted, it's been translated from German, which was translated from Egyptian, but still. It has that scholarly, yet not-quite respectable air about it. Just really, really cool.

3 comments:

fairyhedgehog said...

It sounds interesting and as if it could be the seed of a great story.

Bevie said...

Oh, you stole my thunder, Fairy.

It sounds like a great book. Good luck on the Greeky mythology.

freddie said...

Hey - great idea, you guys!

Got some other good finds, too, but someone else snagged the greek mythology book. Ah well. I've been wanting to pick up the Robert Graves version for a while now.