What Kind of Rope Makes the Best Gift? Martial 4.70.1

Turning back to Martial, here is a textual-exegetical note on one of Martial’s best epigrams. The PDF is here.

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One Response to What Kind of Rope Makes the Best Gift? Martial 4.70.1

  1. Toph Marshall says:

    Is aridam really so bad? It suggests both bare/plain, but might also suggest “snapping”/”cracking” (as in when it is used to hang oneself; of a sound at Lucr. 6.119 and Georgics 1.357, acc. to L&S).

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