aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Martial, Epigrams 12.7

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In this two-liner on a follicularly-challenged lady, Martial, as ever, is short and to the point. And not a little offensive.

toto vertice quot gerit capillos
annos si tot habet Ligeia – trima est.

If the number of hairs she has on her whole head is equal to her age – Ligeia is three years old.

Written by aleatorclassicus

August 9, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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