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Anonymous, On what day you ought to remove what from your body (Anth. Lat. 643)

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An anonymous one-line poem whose title (quo die quid demi de corpore oporteat) has almost as many syllables as the poem itself!

ungues Mercurio, barbam Iove, Cypride crines.

Nails on Wednesday [Mercury’s day], beard on Thursday [Jupiter’s day], hair on Friday [Venus’s day].

Written by aleatorclassicus

February 12, 2011 at 12:00 PM

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