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  1. Translation of Martial’s epigram (Book 13, #71):

    The Flamingo

    My red-colored feather gives me my name but our tongue is tasted by the gluttonous. What if our tongue were loquacious?

    Flamingo tongue was considered a delicacy in Ancient Rome.

  2. Brandi on May 27th, 2012 at 4:04 am

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