Latin Proverb # 20 – Ciceris emptor

Latin Proverb: Ciceris emptor – Horatius, A.P. 249

English equivalent: Lower class.

Translation: A buyer of chickpeas.

Meaning: A buyer of chickpeas is a man of the lowest class, as chickpeas to some extent, however nutritious a food, was considered the food of the poor by the Romans.

 

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