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Biceps Parnassus

(Pers. Prol. 2), i.e. Parnassus with two heads or tops (bis caput).

Nec fonte labra prolui caballino,
Nec in bicipiti somniasse Parnass
Memini, ut repente sic poeta prodiren

Persius: Satires (prologue.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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