Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 192.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 06:31:36 +0100
From: Alan D Corre <email@example.com>
Subject: Help requested
Some years ago I bought an engraving entitled the Death of Correus. I was
intrigued by it because it has my name in a Latin format, complete with
the acute accent that I have on the e, which is strange in a Latin word.
It shows a pile of bodies in a scene of carnage with human heads nailed to
a post and arrows flying through the air from the opposing side. A martial
figure wearing a helmet brandishes a sword. No one has been able to tell
me who Correus is, or why his death was memorable. Can any classical
scholar help? The engraving is marked Paris Exposition 1889, Gebbie and
Husson photogravure. Thank you.
Alan D. Corre
Emeritus Professor of Hebrew Studies
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
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