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.
Ciceris emptor in other languages?
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