Curator laborum asinariorum

Now there’s no way I can compete with Jona for interesting posts discussing what things mean or the various opinions of scholars — but I’m taking “New at LacusCurtius” literally, and there’s a new item: someone has to do the donkey work —

For wel ye knowe, a lord in his houshold,
He nath nat every vessel al of gold;
Somme been of tree, and doon hir lord servyse.
God clepeth folk to hym in sondry wyse,
And everich hath of God a propre yifte,
Som this, som that, as hym liketh shifte.

The new item then: an entry in Smith’s Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, a collection of Roman administrative officials all called Curatores.


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