Inter sacrum saxumque.
“Between a rock and a hard place,” literally “between the sacrificial animal and
the rock.” (Plautus, Captives, 617)
Th is expression was used by the Roman comic playwright Plautus in his comedies Th e Captives and Casina to indicate a difficult situation for which there seems to be no solution. Characters in many of Plautus’ comedies find themselves in such difficult circumstances.
From Latin for the New Millennium