Monday, March 21, 2022


Boast of L. Aemilius Paulus

Livy 45.39.16 (tr. Alfred C. Schlesinger):
I possess a body adorned with honourable scars, every one of them received in front.

insigne corpus honestis cicatricibus, omnibus adverso corpore exceptis, habeo.
See Matthew Leigh, "Wounding and Popular Rhetoric at Rome," Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies 40 (1995) 195-215.

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