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Get your drink on from a cup that’s guaranteed to please: Nestor’s Drinking-Cup! Our latest offering is based on the 8th century BCE cup that you can read more about at Wikipedia. I remember working out the inscription as an undergraduate, and it’s always held a special place in my heart. Now I can hold it in my hands. As for the promise of the inscription, we are not liable for failure to find love.
Here’s my version in English:
I’m Nestor’s easy-drinkin’ drinking-cup:
And whoever drinks it up from this drinking-cup,
longing for lovely-crowned Aphrodite will snatch up!
(I left a bit out, I know.)
I agonized over the design, but we finally decided that simple would be best. A classic, uncluttered cup that’s easy to read (as long as you can read archaic Greek!)—it can even be used as a teaching tool. And for another $2 you can upgrade to a 15 oz. mug.
I had completely forgotten about about our other recent mug, which I have to say I think is really attractive: Aeneas and Anchises:
And don’t forget the reverse of this mug:
Why not buy both for the classicist in your life?
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This one is a real treat, but very odd: a work on Google Books listed as Opuscula by A.E. Housman. The truth is that no such work was published, and what we have is a poorly scanned PDF of a collection of Housman’s articles which had been collected by someone at Oxford and bound together.
Here are the contents:
- Emendations Propertianae, JP XVI. 1 ff.
- Note on Emendations Propertianae, JP XVI. 291
- The Manuscripts of Propertius, JP XXI. 101 ff.
- The Manuscripts of Propertius (cont’d.), JP XXI. 161 ff.
- The Manuscripts of Propertius (cont’d.), JP XXII. 84 ff.
- Review: Butler and Barber’s Propertius, CR XLVIII. 136 ff.
- Note’s on Seneca’s Tragedies, CQ XVII. 163 ff.
- The Silvae of Statius, CR XX. 37 ff.
- Notes on the Thebais of Statius, CQ XXVII. 1 ff., 65 ff.
- Notes on Latin Poets (Catullus, Horace, and Ovid), CR IV. 340 ff.
- Remarks on the Vatican Glossary, JP XX. 432 ff.
- Adversaria Orthographica, CR V. 293 ff.
- Greek Nouns in Latin Poetry from Lucretius to Juvenal, JP XXXI. 236 ff.
- Siparum and Supparus, CQ XIII. 149 ff.
- The Latin for Ass, CQ XXIV. 11 ff.
- Vester = tuus, CQ III. 244 ff.
- Prosody and Method, CQ XXI. 1 ff.
- Prosody and Method II: the metrical properties of GN, CQ XXII, 1 ff.
- Praefanda, Hermes LXVI. 402 ff.
- On Certain Corruptions in the Persae of Aeschylus, AJP IX. 317 ff.
- The Agamemnon of Aeschylus, JP XVI. 244 ff.
- On the Aetia of Callimachus, CQ IV. 114 ff.
- Dorotheus of Sidon, CQ II. 47 ff.
- Dorotheus Once More, CQ XVII. 53 ff.
- On the New Fragments of Menander, CQ II. 114
- Sophoclea, JP XX. 25 ff.
- The Oedipus Coloneus of Sophocles, AJP XIII. 139 ff.
- The Michigan Astrological Papyrus, CP XXII. 257 ff.
- Abstract of a paper read at the Cambridge Philosophical Society, “Dryden, Poem upon the death of his late highness, Oliver“
Thanks to Kevin for pointing out that the OPVSCVLA seem to have been compiled by Eduard Fraenkel.
Housman, of course, wrote a letter recommending Fraenkel for the Corpus professorship at Oxford, and later defended his appointment in a letter to the Times: