Why did Memnon's reverberations haunt Thomas Roderick Dew? What was the sound that the broken, thrown-down statue of an Ethiopian warrior-king made when touched by the rising sun every day, day after day? Pausanias says it was like 'the breaking of the string of a lute or lyre.' Perhaps that was what Turner's voice sounded like in Southampton's courtroom -- the breaking of an 'endless pagan chain of guilt and atonement.' Not guilty.Read more here: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2034443
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Ques. Do you not find yourself mistaken now? Ans. Was not Christ crucified.
Christopher Tomlins on Walter Benjamin, Max Weber, and Nathaniel Turner's Confessions: