A pox on parasites.

Plautus (Captivi 4.4): Dĭēs|pĭtēr | tē dī|qu(e), Ērgăsĭ|lĕ, pēr|dānt ēt | vēntrēm | tŭūm, părăsī|tōsqu(e) ōm|nīs, ēt | quī pōs|thāc cē|nām pără|sītīs | dăbīt. May Jupiter and the gods destroy you and your belly, Ergasilus—and all freeloaders—and whoever from now on offers dinner to freeloaders! I think I’ve gotten the hang of scanning these Plautine […]

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