Mammon

mammon

For the rich, hatred

   is better than charity.

From The Epigrams Of Martial, tr Laurie Duggan, Scripsi 1989.

Marcus Valerius Martialis, a Roman poet known in English as Martial,   wrote 1500 satirical poems about everyday life in Rome.

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6 thoughts on “Mammon

  1. Same here. from the rich having an idea of “the deserving poor” they might have given alms to (and congratulated themselves) there’s a very strong drift to seeing the poor as undeserving and an unfair drag on the deserving rest of us.

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