venerdì 14 dicembre 2018

From Slave to Master

A servo scis te genitum blandeque fateris,
cum dicis dominum, Sosibiane, patrem.

You know you were begotten by a slave,
And you blandly confess it, Sosibianus,
When you address your father as “master”.

Martial, Epigrams, Book 1, LXXXI
English translation by Walter C. A. Ker

Mistletoe is pictured outside kennels at Battersea Dogs & Cats Home in London, United Kingdom where the two-year-old lurcher has lived for 69 days. The animal shelter is seeking homes for some of its longest standing residents. Photo: Jack Taylor/Getty Images.

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