With apologies in advance to old & valued clients, we may be neglecting the blog for a while. Our beloved friend the Papyrologist has died in complex and difficult circumstances. There’s nothing to say, really, except that it was far too soon. But I was searching around on the Web (seeing if I could find out who his agent was, among other matters) and fell over something we’d all written together which I had completely forgotten about. The trio who translated P.Oxy 413 now seem such a long way away. I can remember it now, and how much we laughed at the time. All gone now; but some of the things he was saying about time and the past with respect to papyri seem all too true of himself; the electronic echoes of his voice, such as this, and the books in libraries.