Monday, May 16, 2011

My Cliched Cover Image!

All I can say is "oy!" Strangely, I happen to know to varying degrees the authors of these other books with Poussin on the cover.  Peter Bing was my first Greek teacher and Mario Erasmo was a grad student at Yale when I taught there, though I never taught him. I had no idea that these covers were out there.  I guess the image is just too good to pass up. Sorry, guys! I should have gone with David's Oath of the Horatii.
Brill's Companion to Hellenistic Epigram (Brill's Companions in Classical Studies)


  1. Well, there's always other options to consider when/if there's a second edition... a detail from the senatus consultum de bacchanalibus perhaps? That way you could still keep the epigraphy in the picture, with an archaic Latin bonus! :)

  2. Actually, I was trying to avoid the montages of alphabets which grace most similar books, but by avoiding Scylla I got sucked into Charybdis.