Sunday, April 14, 2013

To Juvenal

She enquires anxiously
after G's. health. Says she

must return him those
codices of Ovid, now

incomplete at the end &
heavily glossed, though

offset with pale skin
& a lovely nude pout.
Marcus Valerius Martialis (40 – 102 CE)

included in Poems from the Oxyrhynchus Papiryi selected & translated by Umberto Allegrezza; The Uzbekistan Historical Society; Bukhara, 2012.

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