Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]

Gideon Nisbet (ed.), Oxford World's Classics: Martial: Epigrams

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52. Gutus Corneus

  • Gestauit modo fronte me iuuencus:
  •    uerum rhinocerota me putabas.


52. A Flask Made of Horn*

A bullock carried me about on his forehead not long ago. You will think I am genuine rhinoceros.

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Editor’s Note
52 A Flask Made of Horn: a rhino-horn flask is an accessory for wealthy bathers at Juvenal 7.130.
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