Bryn Mawr Classical Review 96.8.17


RESPONSE: Traill on Bloedow on Traill


In his review (BMCR 96.3.9) of my recent biography, Schliemann of Troy: Treasure and Deceit, Edmond Bloedow points out that I have included a great deal that has nothing to do with either treasure or deceit. This is certainly true and I apologise to any readers who have been misled. Potential readers should beware. Bloedow also warns the reader that "from the approximately 66,000 letters in the Schliemann correspondence alone, there is much more that T. leaves out than what he includes." Here too I am bound to agree. My sins of omission in this respect are great indeed and I offer my humblest apologies. I understand, however, that the publishers are grateful for the oversight and I trust that most readers will be more forgiving than Professor Bloedow.

David Traill