Nulli se dicit mulier mea nubere malle
quam mihi, non si se Iuppiter ipse petat.
dicit: sed mulier cupido quod dicit amanti,
in uento et rapida scribere oportet aqua.


Discussion Questions


  • Discuss how speech, writing, and love intertwine in this poem. Are any of these meant to last?
  • How does line 2 make us rethink line 1?
  • What is the effect of Jupiter's appearance in this poem? [Remember that he is married and prone to extra-marital affairs!]
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