Annotations to James Joyce's Ulysses/Circe/530

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Et exaltabuntur cornua iusti     (Latin) And the horns of the just man shall be exalted.[1] This is adapted from Psalms 75:10 (Vulgate 74:11):

Psalms 75:10[2]

Et omnia cornua impiorum confringam; exaltabuntur cornua iusti.

All the horns of the wicked also will I cut off; but the horns of the righteous shall be exalted.

Stephen is adding a sexual dimension that is not present in the original, echoing Lenehan's Got the horn or what? to Boylan in Sirens.


  1. Gifford (1988) 513.
    Thornton (1968) 413.
  2. Psalms 75.
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