Wednesday, November 13, 2019

What's Your Type?: Martial, Epig. VI.54

Tantos et tantas si dicere Sextilianum,
Aule, vetes, iunget vix tria verba miser.
"Quid sibi vult?" inquis. Dicam quid suspicer esse:
tantos et tantas Sextilianus amat.

--Martial, Epig. VI.54

Aulus, if you forbid Sextilianus to talk about "so many men and women," the poor man won't be able to string three words together. You ask, "What's his type?"  Well, I'll tell you what I suspect: that Sextilianus likes "so many men and women."

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