953. Anus et Amphora. Anus amphoram epotam iacere vidit, quae adhuc e testa nobili odorem iucundum, Falerna faece, late spargeret. Postquam avida totis naribus odorem traxit, “O suavis anima,” ait, “quale bonum in te dicam antehac fuisse, cum tales sint reliquiae!”
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M0953 = Perry493. Source: Phaedrus 3.1 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 493. Falernian wine was the most prized wine of ancient Rome; it was made with grapes from Mt. Falernus in Campania.