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Nimbus
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[1] Nimbus vitreus

Nimbus vitreus (‘glass clouds’), a pun by Martial (14,112), which has been misunderstood mostly since Friedländer's annotations [1. 322] and into the most recent commentary [2. 174] has been misunderstood and is translated as a ‘glass vessel for sprinkling liquids with numerous openings’. What is meant is the effect of such an instrument when wine is sprayed.

Bibliography

1 L. Friedländer (ed.), M. Valerii Martialis epigrammat…

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Willers, Dietrich (Berne), Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), Renger, Johannes (Berlin) and Quack, Joachim (Berlin), “Nimbus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 09 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e823450>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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