17.192 Correus, wherefore art thou Correus?

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Date: Thu Aug 21 2003 - 01:43:37 EDT

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             Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 06:31:36 +0100
             From: Alan D Corre <corre@uwm.edu>
             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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