Thursday, February 23, 2012

Inlustrem cum tota...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 14.41. Martial is describing a lucerna polymyxos, a many-wicked lamp.

Inlustrem cum tota meis convivia flammis
Totque geram myxas, una lucerna vocor.


Here is the vocabulary:

illustro - light, illuminate
cum - when
totus - whole, entire
meus - my, mine
convivium - banquet, feast
flamma - flame
tot - so many
que - and
gero - wear, wage, have
myxa - curved part of a lamp, wick
unus - one
lucerna - lamp, oil-lamp

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