An Unintended Internship

Oplomachus nunc es, fueras opthalmics ante.

Fecisti medicus quod facis oplomachus.<sup>1</sup>

Marcus Valerius Martialis was a Roman poet from modern-day Calatayud.

He was also the original insult comic. Even a loose translation should suffice to make the case.

You’re a gladiator now — you were a doctor before.

The scalpel prepared you well for the sword.


1. Martial, Epig. 8.74

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