Thursday, September 23, 2004

Learie "the Great" Constantine

Norm recently pointed out Learie Constantine's birthday. Looking for Learie C in the index of the CLR James Reader* I was directed to Engels's Introduction to Class Struggles in France on successful Christian revolutionaries
". . .the succeeding autocrat of the whole Roman Empire, Constantine, called the Great by the priests, proclaimed Christianity as the State Religion."

Intrigued, I followed the previous index entry for Constantine (the Great). This took me to an essay on Garfield Sobers
"Constantine in the slips and at short leg prowled and pounced like a panther."

I had confirmation of the true greatness of Learie Constantine.

*The CLR James Reader. CLR James. ed.Anna Grimshaw. 1992. Oxford: Blackwell, 1999

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