auronlu: (egads!)
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MEHERCLE.
EDEPOL.
BREKEKEKEX...er, nevermind.
Annnyway.

If you know Latin:

Arca Salvii by Lysimache (X-rated)

The tags/label say it all:

Cambridge Latin Course | Tags: Gaius Salvius Liberalis/Quintus Haterius Latronianus, BDSM

Yes, they're slashing a couple of characters used in lessons in a Latin textbook. I'm not familiar with the characters, but...SNERK.

Alas, my Latin is so rusty I had to resort to the (attached) translation.

Date: 2010-03-13 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sissyhiyah.livejournal.com
Umm....

Is that a BDSM warning for smut written in Latin? Aw, NOW I wish I had paid attention in class! Dang! A translation just isn't as much fun!

Date: 2010-03-13 08:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cygna-hime.livejournal.com
I need to read this. I didn't use those books, but I NEED this.

...You know the amusing/weird/interesting thing? We consider it more or less a matter of course to put the 'BDSM' label on fanfic, where applicable. But was there any such warning on my Roman Elegy textbook? No, there was not, even though I personally did a presentation on how Propertius likes it when his girlfriend beats him up.

Date: 2010-03-13 09:32 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] auronlu.livejournal.com
I seem to remember a Catullus poem that was an extended horse-riding metaphor, including references to leather straps.

Ah, those crazy Romans. They didn't actually invent swear words and wild sex, but they seem to have put the same diligence into them as in plumbing and concrete.

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