3 thoughts on “Martial, 4.41 (To a Poet)

  1. Horace might respond:

    Ars Poetica 24-5

    “Poets for the most part (I speak to a father and his worthy sons)

    are deceived by the appearance of what is right.”

    Maxima pars uatum, pater et iuuenes patre digni,

    decipimur specie recti.

  2. Damn, did you just have that at the ready? I suppose that Juvenal also has the entire ‘semper ego auditor tantum?’ bit.

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