Sunday, February 19, 2012

Poto ego sextantes...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 12.27.

Poto ego sextantes; tu potas, Cinna, deunces:
Et quereris quod non, Cinna, bibamus idem?

I drink a pint; a gallon you: for shame!
Can you complain, the wine is not the same?

Here is the vocabulary:

poto - drink, drink heavily
ego - I
sextans - one-sixth
tu - you
Cinna - Cinna
deunces - eleven-twelfths
et - and
queror - complain
quod - that, because
non - not, no
bibo - drink
idem - the same

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