Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Rude Romans

Caesar Augustus: perfect in every detail?

In today's Independent

Rude Roman language

Natalie Haynes’s review “Portrait of a chameleon emperor” (Radar, 16 August) quoted Horace referring to his friend Caesar Augustus as a “perfect penis”.
Surely a better translation would be “complete prick”?
Elizabeth RobertsMoffat, Dumfries and Galloway

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