In one of his epigrams (VII, 53), Martial reproaches Umber for sending him an assortment of gifts that took six brawny slaves to carry but was only worth about 30 sesterces: tablets, toothpicks, cup, napkin, sponge, small figs, prunes, beans, olives, and cheap wine. Martial suspects that they are rewraps and suggests that next year Umber send just one small boy carrying five pounds of silver!

If you would like to return a gift for rewrap,
you may select one of these in its place.


Gifts like this are sure to please
When you are about to sneeze.

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Here's a gift to make you shout
When you feel your luck's run out.

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Organize your keys and such
With a gift that won't cost much.

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Here's a gift to keep you cool
While you're lounging by the pool.

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Here's a gift to dress your hair;
Place it at an angle there.

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Man or woman, either one,
Needs this till the job is done.

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Want to get your dormice fat?
Here's a gift to do just that!

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Sample these... They taste just great;
Beware of stains, not your fate.

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