Friday, December 06, 2019
Hail, Holy Father
And in a similar fashion the great Tiburtine hymn to Priapus (CIL 11.3565), after an appeal to the god from wives anxious to ensure their husbands' continued virility (lines d18-9), closes (d20) with the appeal salve, sancte pater Priape, salve!The CIL (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum) citation is incorrect — it should be 14.3565, not 11.3565. For text, translation, and commentary on the hymn, see Edward Courtney, Musa Lapidaria: A Selection of Latin Verse Inscriptions (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995), pp. 148-151, 356-358.
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