Saturday, June 25, 2022


Accidents Happen

Joshua T. Katz, "The Muse at Play: An Introduction," in Jan Kwapisz et al., edd., The Muse at Play: Riddles and Wordplay in Greek and Latin Poetry (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2013), pp. 1-30 (at 5, footnote omitted):
Acrostics are seemingly straightforward, but the existence of C-A-C-A-T-A ("shitty") in Eclogue 4.47–52 will suffice to show that accidents happen.

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