Dingo the Dissident

THE BLOG OF DISQUIET : Qweir Notions in the Armpit of Diogenes by DINGO the DISSIDENT binge-thinker since February 2008.
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Friday, 20 June 2014

Some solitudinarians


banned the reading of books.  But not Socrates,
and apparently not St Jerome, who also had a lion for company.
Call that solitude ?

3 comments:

Marcus Billson said...

St. Jerome was really alone. He cut off his own balls.
But that left him with enough testosterone to whack out a thundering Latin translation of the Bible.

Bearz said...

So he put his 'balls', his testosterone etc into his translation work, rather than keep it all in himself? Now that is what I would call transferance!

Marcus Billson said...

You're right, that's some transference, but unlike other castrations of the time--and there were many eunuchs--St. Jerome's like Origen's were self-inflicted for focus on the new Christianity!