Quote of the Day

Homines qui gestant, quique auscultant crimina,
Si meo arbitratu liceat, omnes pendeant,
Gestores linguis, auditores auribus.
Your tittle-tattlers, and those who listen to slander,
by my good will should all be hanged—
the former by their tongues, the latter by the ears.

—Plautus

1 thought on “Quote of the Day


  1. Interesting translation of the second line… I’d render it “If I could have my way, they would all hang”

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