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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • Er, my cheapo (no wait, gave it away) copy had a certain amount of commentary and ... er you don't mention the sheer "bawdyness" of the thing. Not so sure about the 'clearness' of the account but the focus is certainly singleminded. What I like about this and others (Pliny the younger, say) is how it shows these 'ancients' as reasonable people. There's no sense that they were superstitious, god-ridden morons who believed Apollo was up there in a chariot bringing daylight as is often the way they're represented. Rather things were much like today, only w/o electricity.
    • Mine has a very limited amount of commentary, but it's not inline with the text (ie where it would best be placed to sketch in the missing sections), instead being in a rather dull introduction.

      But yes, M4D PR0PZ to Petronius for FILTH. If we'd had *this* as a set text in Latin lessons then I might have paid more attention.