Saturday, December 07, 2019
A Capital Crime
At that time, wickedness provoked astonishment. They considered it a major outrage, punishable by death, if a young man didn't stand up for an older man, or a boy for anyone with a beard...John E.B. Mayor on line 55:
improbitas illo fuit admirabilis aevo,
credebant quo grande nefas et morte piandum
si iuvenis vetulo non adsurrexerat et si 55
barbato cuicumque puer...