Which Roman poet are you?

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Monumentum aere perennius for a porker from the Epicurean herd? Or were you a Christian mystic before your time and have a Priapeia attributed to you? Well, don't lose sleep guessing!

  • 1
    Who are your friends?
    The moon and the rose.
    The rich and the stupid.
    The rich and the powerful.
  • 2
    Did you ever imitate a Greek?
    Do you mean allusion and inter-text?
    I'm a little too drunk to remember.
    Whatever I say shall be used against me.
    No one you'd know too well.
    I surpassed my models consistently.
  • 3
    What is your lady friend's name?
    Neaira, Phyllis, Pyrrha, Lydia et al are all my imaginary mates.
    I have a wife.
    No one ever knew.
    Lesbia mea, Lesbia illa...
  • 4
    How did you die?
    My heart broke.
    Without much ado.
    Prematurely, and my will was not carried out.
    In Romania.
  • 5
    What's Augustus like?
    His reign post-dates my death by about 20 years.
    I flout him literarily.
    He's pretty splendid.
    He's a motif.
    He disgusts me.
  • 6
    Do you like the City?
    Only when my darling opens her doors to me.
    I don't notice where I am.
    It's better than this hole.
  • 7
    Do you have vices?
    Not too many.
    You'll never know.
    Well, I am a pussy.
    No, but I do have a peculiar sense of humour.
    I have all the aristocratic vices you can only dream of.
  • 8
    What about love?
    According to whom?
    I am its finest poet.
    A disease that makes you green and causes your ears to ring. I like.
    It is a poison percolating through my heart.
    I'd rather have a really fine dinner these days.
  • 9
    Do you have many false attributions?
    Not really.
    I did not write the Priapeia! (Though I wish it had occurred to me).
    They tried to convince people of that in the 18th century.
    Sappho's letter? I can't remember whether it's false, though.
    Go away, I am deep in sorrow.
  • 10
    Philosophy, much?
    Why not.
    Didn't I ask you to go away?
    In the middle of it all.
    I learnt some at school.
    Oink, oink, oink.
  • 11
    You get mugged walking along Via Appia. What do you do?
    Via Appia? Where's that?
    Ah, to be mugged on Via Appia!..
    Good! I hope they kill me and bring my corpse to her door...
    I am too streetwise to walk along Via Appia.
    Do you really want to know?

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