Tuesday, 19 June 2007

1008

genji
oops. I passed 1,000 posts without realizing it. This is number 1008.

So I looked up 1008 A.D. and found the Leningrad Codex and also the year of the "The Tale of Genji" about the son of an emperor of Japan.

The tale was a lengthy psycho-drama in which Genji is exiled from court, goes adventuring, then through political intrigue eventually works his way back. There's a lot more that a one sentence summary of a complex set of stories can't relay and the tale is quite a well known in some parts of the world.

Unlike the Leningrad Codex, although the codex is reputedly the most common source of translation for the New Testament.

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