September 2014 Update

The anecdote I couldn’t fit naturally into this month’s update: last week one comment in my lecture caused titters and laughter. I found out later that I had confused the words “Cesarea” and “Ces├írea”. The former refers to Caesarea Maritima, the coastal city where Herod Agrippa was struck down with intestinal worms that ate him from the inside out. The latter term refers to a C-section, which made for a slightly grotesque if humorous irony, given the manner of Herod’s demise!
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