Tiresias

Errata and Edits

BETA READERS
Page numbers are relative due to ebook considerations. PDF and Google Doc listed.

PAGE
ERRATUM
CORRECTION
6/6Usually, however, such comparisons focused on their cogs and fittings and all of the inter-machinations that serve to parallel the revolutions of the moon and the earth and the various other circles and orbs that mankind relies upon.human beings rely
8/8It was Terence who [ ] arranged the meeting[ ] and he purposefully led the conversation away from its initial scholastic roots and directed it toward Samuel's personal life.had and ,
25/26Their combined laughter would often prove to be puzzling to their friends, and while it may have lead to a shared ostracism from some social settings it also proved to cement their bond of mutual experience.led
37/39Their primary reprieve and release from the combination of the work-a-day quotidian grind of teaching and the remaining "free" time of house repair and restoration was a deepening of their shared love of classic movies.[ ] and [ ]
37/39 three story change to three-story
38/40 If was almost their fourth anniversary...change to It
39/41 Our body act as the carapace that both projects and shields the reality within us, yet it reflects more than it can ever actually contain.change to bodies; carapaces; project; shield; they reflect; they
45/47light on the cinnamon and heavy on the cloveschange to heavy on the cinnamon and light on the cloves
56/58To overcome his hesitation he mentally tried to imbue the procedure with a dogmatic sense of ceremony.hesitancy
60/62The overnight flight to Rome was a direct one, and even though they flew in the wcramped confines of Coach Class...cramped
61/64 They were certain that if Harry Bailey had been able to achieve his dream of traveling to the various capitals of the world, he would have done so mostly by rail.change to George
62/64...dissolved into crimson-topped fields of blooming poppies that flowed over gentle grassy hills as if still seeking refuge from frightening stories relayed from Flanders.huddled upon
63/67 [ ] It also was another of the unspoken bonds that joined them, affecting everything from their selection of films to the choice of items that populated their home. Samuel once confessed that when he was a child the mere act of drawing a smiling face onto an inflated balloon made it appreciably more difficult to deflate and discard.add "My mother often told me that when I was very young I would run to any statue that I saw and try to hold its hand," Ella once informed Samuel. and delete once
91/94When comfortably situated at home and re-acclimated to their work-a-day lives their love for Rome even led them to once again view Roman Holiday, though now through lenses permanently tinted rose.[ ] and watch
94/97Even the [ ] hissing of the guards was insufficient to remove them from their joint reverie of the symbolism that was so deftly expressed around them. [ ] and insistent
104/108...the ruins of Cumae now seems much more important to me than they did when we were planning this year's trip.change to seem
107/111 Fuori le Mure change to Mura
113/116In an attempt to add an ambiance of mystery to the endeavor Samantha wondered aloud if they might run into any Cimmerians when they reached the Sibyl's cave.change to Ella
119/125Ella jokingly expressed her wish that their captain would manage to avoid Scylla and Charybdis, though both hoped that during their daylight return they might have the opportunity to view one of the Strait's famous Fata Morganas when they approached the Calabrian mainland.change to she secretly and add subsequent sentence She had always assumed that Morgan le Fay was merely a Christianized expression of her beloved Sybil ready-made for the Middle Ages.
126/131Ella laughed at his forwordplay change to He amused Ella
137/144Wilkins was aware of the general layout of their home and when he once asked Samuel about the second largest room upstairs... house
145/150 Ella most enjoyed speculating about the stimulating effects that the flickering sunlight[ ] as filtered through the trees and combined with the sounds of bird song and passing automobiles, had upon her daughter's developing brain.add comma
153/160Upon experiencing Samantha's delight they decided to alter their next day's plans and turn it into a "Day of Fountains"... palpable joy
172/180...Ella discerned a small lump that she feared might foretell the ending of her own bid for everlastingness. worried
172/180Nearly simultaneously her logic and intuition came to the fore and she recalled Samuel's greatest worry throughout her fertility treatments.concern
175/182It that who I think it is?change to Is
203/210The subtleties of advancing death where so variant that it took a dedicated loved one to perceive their effects.change to were
217/225It brought to mind a time when she and Samuel had been canoeing on a New England river and they slowly approached a line of rapids[ ] still several bends of the channel away.change to where and insert comma
232/240"I'll ignore that comment, "...change to "
340/351Remember, knowledge can be as blinding as ignorance, but love requires faith and with it our eyes can be reopened.change to This is something well beyond any interpretation of adelphopoiesis
356/368Terence considered his words and listened as he continued, [ ]
362/376Transitioning from Ella to Terence was more akin to movement into the ooze than to breaching the atmosphere.change to reaching
364/378Knowing that they would soon be spending more than fifteen hours confined to a railcar they decided to take a lunchtime stroll prior to visiting Guglielmo for their customary farewell.change to half a day
365/379...as they set out on a route that he knew would be a level one and that would conclude near a Metro stop in case Samuel experienced any [ ] discomfort that might necessitate the use of that conveyance for their return.add further
366/380Terence saw him begin to fall and reached out ineffectually as Samuel went down hard onto the pavement, striking his head against the stone wall that was adjacent to the sidewalk.change to ;
369/381...to envelope them.change to envelop
369/382...the bomber did more than spare the edifice of the Scala Sancta, which was identified as his intended target.change to had been
369/382 and because its sound was [ ] channeled by the high walls that lined the relatively narrow blast location it carried to the majority of his cohorts and threw their entire plan's timing into disarray. add reflected and and change to transmitted
370/382 Four of his accomplices were apprehended without incident when their [ ] reactions to the sooner-than-expected sound of the explosion aroused suspicion. add individual and change to :
370/383His explosion occurred in the Piazza Navona; but, due to the heightened security put in place after the earlier blast...change to took place and that had been initiated

ALPHA READERS

PAGE
ERRATUM
CORRECTION
7 ...from the vast scholarly lexicon that he toted around with him. change to ...within the vast scholarly lexicon that he toted with such care.
15She was immersed in a study of Heraclitus[ ] and he of Hegel[ ] and... , , added two commas
51...they never discussed, nor even attempted to put into words,removed comma
130 The creation of a booklet that would detail their lives and display photographs of them interacting with children was an integral part of that protocol. change to The creation of a booklet that detailed their lives, and displayed photographs of their interactions with children, was an integral part of that protocol.
176...she remembered his answeredchange to answer
330Well, with one [ ] in every cell... add fewer

REMOVED TEXT

CHAPTER
BRIEF DESCRIPTION
WORDS
1
Samuel's introversion
53
1
billfold/mental wallet analogy for Samuel's hesitancy to speak at length
803
1
Ella's views on friendship
55
1
Samuel's and Ella's youth
96
1
comparison to friends' relationships
56
1
inability to codify the "forwordplay" game
82
1
Samuel as wordsmith
174
1
Samuel's self-effacing elevator story
190
2
Ella's reflection on the combination of Samuel's and her names
149
2
Amtrak and USPS
65
2
Samuel's and Ella's training to analyze language
106
2
separation, loneliness and the passage of time, "Being with you is like being alone."
379
2
16th century Tuscan repetitive names and chink in Samuel's armor
212
2
Samuel's "avuncular uncle" pun
60
2
a young couple's finances
92
2
attic raccoon and predator pun
256
2
comparing Samuel and Ella's relationship to Fallton friendships
78
2
remodeling/plumbing repair details
741
2
dislike of the Blanding's remake, The Money Pit
72
2
detailed differences between Mr. Jordan and Heaven Can Wait including soundtrack
436
2
the bases for friendships in Fallton, including soundtrack
99
3
the definition of love
99
3
specialists and pompous fertility doctor story
457
3
the details of Ella's hormone injections
347
3
remodeling "time capsules"
191
3
Samuel's uses college contacts to prepare for the trip
66
3
debarking at Fiumicino
103
3
logistics of Italian train travel
124
3
exurban Italian home construction and Samuel's thoughts regarding a Roman railyard
297
3
Childhood play and personification
86
3
the Pantheon and Dulles International Airport
257
3
Italian city soundtrack
89
3
acclimating to Italian travel and regional differences
270
4
Samuel's contemplation of the lyrics of They Can't Take That Away From Me
101
4
the cultural impact of Rome
86
4
Rome as a place for sanctuary and work, and thoughts about purchasing property there
129
4
professional options in Italy
177
4
planning process for trips
108
4
Ella's Greek and Roman nexus and Sam's Vatican study of words
317
4
Italians' hometown pride
141
4
auditory influence on the shape of letters
139
4
Dante's tomb in Ravenna
295
4
discover of underground Rome
124
4
Sol Invictus and the mythology of Mithras
192
4
catacomb flowers and disappointing tour
185
5
Neapolitan train station details
80
5
Young Samuel's fascination with Cather's Gaston Cleric
154
5
Ella and Samuel discuss Italian necrolatry
236
5
Troilus, Mongibello and the "butterfly effect"
97
5
Siracusan giros and boat trip
316
5
Orvieto as a southern Ehrenbreitstein
59
5
the relief of time spent underground
49
5
Samuel as Canopus
83
6
deciding next steps after the end of IVF
116
6
adoption options and "penumbria"
297
6
creating an adoption booklet, on a playground with friends' children, Samuel's thoughts regarding innocence
512
6
the stresses of adoption
97
6
woodworking with Wilkins
124
6
Italy as an organism, "forwordplay" by the Vatican
882
6
birthmother and newborn details
83
7
concern about the Tall Man, Scaramuccia defense
143
7
Italian superlatives, Jubileo
94
7
Peter and Paul and Pope Formosus
228
7
Ella and the Holy Door
82
7
the limitations of Samantha's age
90
7
temporal changes, in Samantha and Rome
193