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 “Cesárea”. 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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