Thursday, December 16, 2010


The Bohnyard

This morning I read Ernest G. Sihler, From Maumee to Thames and Tiber: The Life-Story of an American Classical Scholar (New York: New York University Press, 1930), and I noticed the following punning references to Bohn's Classical Library:

P. 158:
I succeeded in making the use of translations6 very unprofitable, very discreditable.

6 Working in the "Bohnyard."
P. 169:
It is true that not many of my colleagues did give Tacitus to freshmen, driving them to the Bohnyard...
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