aleator classicus

Reading at Random in Classical Literature

Ovid, Loves 1.8.43

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This is one of a number of quotations from ancient authors that make it into Matthew Paris’ Scorn: The Anthology, a volume described by Oliver Pritchett as ‘a hubbub of bitchiness’.

casta est, quam nemo rogavit.

That girl is chaste whom no one has asked.

To even things up, maybe I should also quote HL Mencken, from the same page: ‘Masculinity and stupidity are often indistinguishable.’

Written by aleatorclassicus

November 18, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Posted in Ovid

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