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Thread #59418   Message #2910272
Posted By: Rapparee
19-May-10 - 08:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
You mean, of course, P. Ovidius Naso, the author of (inter alii)

...Aestus erat, mediamque dies exegerat horam;
    adposui medio membra levanda toro.
pars adaperta fuit, pars altera clausa fenestrae;
    quale fere silvae lumen habere solent,
qualia sublucent fugiente crepuscula Phoebo,            
    aut ubi nox abiit, nec tamen orta dies.
illa verecundis lux est praebenda puellis,
    qua timidus latebras speret habere pudor.
ecce, Corinna venit, tunica velata recincta,
    candida dividua colla tegente coma—               
qualiter in thalamos famosa Semiramis isse
    dicitur, et multis Lais amata viris.


I assume?

                                    --Ibid., et al.