Anonymous Latin poetry, 1st century
Illustrations by Aubrey Beardsley, 1896
This translation copyright © 1981 by Ned Tuck
Published in STREAM with the permission of Ned Tuck
The humor of the classical Priapea and of Aubrey Beardsley's
famous illustrations is sexually explicit. If such material offends you,
return to STREAM source and don't peruse these poems.
The Translator's Introduction to the Priapea
VII: "The letter h I can't pronounce ..."
IX: "Why is my privatest part unclothed[?] ... "
XXXV: "I'll bugger you, thief ..."