Today, September 30th, is St. Jerome's day. St. Jerome is the patron saint of translators due to his translation of the Bible into Latin, which became the standard Latin translation known as the Vulgate. (public domain picture by Caravaggio, from wikicommons)
St. Jerome according to the Catholic Encyclopedia and An Anglican view.
The Christian Classics Ethereal Library has The Principal Works of Saint Jerome. See also the entry for Jerome on this index page (you'll have to scroll down till you find him).
The Roman Boat in Herculaneum - It is worth flagging up this article mentioned by the always-brilliant Blogging Pompeii about the wooden boat found on the shore of Herculaneum. It must be...
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