Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Paperback 793: The Roman Way / Edith Hamilton (Mentor Books MD213)

Paperback 793: Mentor Books MD213 (1st ptg, 1957)

Title: The Roman Way
Author: Edith Hamilton
Cover artist: Uncredited

Yours for: $9


Best things about this cover:

  • Not sure why I own this. I mean, it has none of the sexual promise of "The Greek Way."
  • Apparently ancient Rome was populated predominantly by very boring zombies who loved statuary.
  • Seriously, this looks like a very badly programmed MMOG.


Best things about this back cover:
  • The thing I admire most about the ancient world is all their stars were so big they only needed one name, like Cher or Beyoncé.
  • What a bewitching, haunting, slightly frightening author photo.
  • "… who on her ninetieth birthday was made an honorary citizen of Athens." Sadly, she did not survive the notoriously brutal "jump in" ritual.

Page 123~

Virgil sees no reason why cattle disease is not a subject for a poet.


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Karl said...

I was hoping for Bigus Dickus in that list of names on the back cover.

A said...

Edith Hamilton is a giant in the mythology field. I've never seen this cover. Cool.