Posted by Eric » 3 Comments »
I just came across the following in a section of Prudentius’ Hamartigenia in which he is expounding on the wickedness of fallen man. I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen the italicized word before or, if I have, I don’t recall it.
Inde canina foro latrat facundia toto;
hinc gerit Herculeam vilis sapientia clavam
ostentatque suos vicatim gymnosofistas,
incerat lapides fumosos idololatrix
religio et surdis pallens advolvuitur aris. (401-5)
Guess I may have to go to Pliny 7.2.2 to check it out.