Saturday, December 07, 2019


A Capital Crime

Juvenal 13.53-56 (tr. Susanna Morton Braund):
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...

improbitas illo fuit admirabilis aevo,
credebant quo grande nefas et morte piandum
si iuvenis vetulo non adsurrexerat et si        55
barbato cuicumque puer...
John E.B. Mayor on line 55:

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