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In eum qui truculentia suo-
rum perierit.

On one who perished through the savagery of his own people

prosopopeia.

Things given speech.

Delphinem invitum me in littora compulit aestus,
Exemplum infido quanta pericla mari.
Nam si nec propriis Neptunus parcit alumnis,
Quis tutos homines navibus esse putet?[1]

I am a dolphin whom the tide drove ashore against my will, an example showing what great dangers there are in the treacherous sea. For if Neptune does not spare even his own nurslings, who can think that men are safe in ships?

Notes:

1.  This is based on Anthologia graeca 7.216 (two lines omitted).


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