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Parisius, De ponitur obscenus -a -um, vel orthographia f.
Sexuality and Aggression in Roman Humor, Amy Richlin defiende el origen religioso del latin obscenus, con el que llega a la poesia, considerada para los romanos cuasirreligiosa en muchos sentidos, de tal manera que "the obscene area has its own bards and its own poetry" (9).
Even Otfrid from Weissenburg, the author of the famous Evangelienbuch, a gospel harmony considered to be the first substantial literary work in the German language, calls vernacular poems laicorum cantus obscenus ('obscene song of the laity'), and models his work on antique literature.