D. Iunius Iuvenalis

Monstro voluptatem egregiam, cui nulla theatra,nulla aequare queas praetoris pulpita lauti,si spectes quanto capitis discrimine constentincrementa domus, aerata multus in arcafiscus et ad vigilem ponendi Castora nummi,ex quo Mars Ultor galeam quoque perdidit et resnon potuit servare suas.

I am showing you the choicest of diversions, one with which no theatre, no show of a grand Praetor can compare, if you will observe at what a risk to life men increase their fortunes, become possessors of full brass-bound treasure-chests, or of the cash which must be deposited with watchful Castor, ever since Mars the Avenger lost his helmet and failed to protect his own effects.

Reprinted by permission of the publishers and the Trustees of the Loeb Classical Library from D. Iunius Iuvenalis: Juvenal and Persius, Loeb Classical Library Vol. 91N, translated by Susanna Morton Braund, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, © 2004, by the President and Fellows of Harvard College. The Loeb Classical Library ® is a registered trademark of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.