The blog aggregates news about publications, activities, etc. related to Arabic scholarship in the field of classics and thus seeks to provide greater access to non-Arabic scholars. The news comes mainly from Egypt without excluding other Arabic countries. It aims also at directing the attention of my colleagues to relevant classics materials from an Arabic context, whether this is Graeco-Arabicum or Arabico-Latinum.
Mostafa El-Abbadi receives the Egyptian Republic Medal of Honor
Prof. Emeritus Mostafa El-Abbadi has received the Republic of Egypt's First Degree Medal of Honor - the second highest state honor after Order of the Nile; Egypt's highest state honor. He is said to receive this honor "to honor his scientific career and contributions as well as to recognize the value of culture in our march to the future".