Vol. 24 No. 1 (1998): XXIV - 1998, Fascicolo 1

Un’espressione ingiuriosa greca in Seneca (<i>vervex marinus</i>: const. 17.1)

Published September 10, 2015


This abusive phrase of unclear meaning must be understood in the light of Vita Aesopi W 24, showing that a ‘sea ram’ (θαλάσσιον πρόβατον, θαλάσσιος τράγος) is not a fish or another swimming animal, but a ram drowned in the water, i.e. a very stupid creature.


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