It feels like a celebration that a part of that project is now, at the end of my fellowship year, appearing in Past & Present---an article (open access) about the development of the legend surrounding Arius's death. (If you haven't heard the story, it's a stunner. Two words: explosive diarrhoea.)
I wrote a little bit at P&P's blog about all the twists and turns that this piece took on its way to becoming an article, from being just a question to be researched, to being shaped for a public lecture, and then a conference presentation, and finally an essay. Finished products---like legends, or, for that matter, articles---do a very good job of hiding the processes that produce them, and I wanted to uncover the real work, contingency, and development that created this seemingly absolute piece of writing.
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