Quidquid Parrhasia nitebat aula,
donatum est oculis deisque nostris.
miratur Scythicas virentis auri
flammas Iuppiter, et stupet superbi
regis delicias gravesque lusus:
haec sunt pocula, quae decent Tonantem, … 98 more words
Tags » Epigram
Besides elegy, there was one other poetic genre in which the Romans bested the Greeks, and that is the epigram. Generally speaking, an epigram is simply an extremely short poem, often a couplet; its brevity lends it to be a good form for witticisms, jokes, or insults that don’t fit into longer poems. 358 more words