Just happened to be reading Conethis week, so this is timely.

I'd say have my Q1 nonfiction reading pretty much sorted.

Has anyone run across another explanation of the radii metaphor for Latin noun declension? This is the only one I've found, and it seems to make sense until I get to "there are five possible tracks around the nominal circle," at which point the metaphor seems to fall apart, so I'm hoping to find another source (possibly classical) for comparison.

Reading this. As I understand it, dinosaurs were small beer during the Triassic, outclassed by bigger, more dominant competitors, like pseudosuchians and amphibians. Then Pangea split about 201 million years ago, venting vast amounts of magma and noxious gas, initiating catastrophic climate change and triggering the Tr-J extinction event. Dinosaurs fared better than other families, becoming dominant in the Jurassic. There's no consensus as to why.

Unintentional authorial/Arthurian theme in my current reading.


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