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EPIGRAMMATA VI
 
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Wordle: Martial VI 
 

 
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Setinum wine, and the snows of a mistress, and frequent ladles,

When might I with a doctor not prohibiting drink you?

Foolish, and ungrateful, and not worthy of such a gift

is he who prefers to be an heir of rich Midas.

May he be the master of the Libyan harvest, and the Hermus, and Tagus,

and may he, who envies me, suck the warm water.


LXXXVI. meter: Elegiac Couplet

Sē tī|nūm dŏ mĭ|nǣ quĕ nĭ|vēs dēn|sī quĕ trĭ|ēn tēs.
  Quān do̸ ͜ĕ gŏ|vōs mĕ dĭ|cō||nōn prŏ hĭ|bēn tĕ bĭ|bām?
Stūl tŭs ĕt|īn grā|tūs nēc|tān tō|mū nĕ rĕ|dīg nūs,
  Quī mā|vūlt hē|rēs||dī vĭ tĭs|ēs sĕ Mĭ|dǣ.
Pōs sĭ dĕ|āt Lĭ by̆|cās mēs|sīs Hēr|mūm quĕ Tă|gūm quĕ,
  Ēt pō|tēt cāl|dām,||quī mĭ hĭ|lī vĕt, ă|quăm.

 


 
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