Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nil recitas et vis...

Nil recitas et vis, Mamerce, poeta videri:
quidquid vis esto, dummodo nil recites.

Source: Martial 2.88

Meter: elegiac

nil - nothing
recito - recite, read aloud
et - and
volo - want, wish, will
Mamercus - personal name
poeta - poet
video - see; videor - seem
quidquid - whatever
sum - be, exist
dummodo - so long as, provided that

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