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NB: We have ended our partnership with Zazzle. Please visit our new store, Classical Geek. We hope to have a new mug vendor soon.
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?