Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Milia misisti mihi...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 4.76:

Milia misisti mihi sex bis sena petenti:
ut bis sena feram, bis duodena petam.


I ask'd you twelve thousand sesterces; six you gave:
Henceforth I'll double ask what I would have.
- Wright

Here is the vocabulary:

mille - thousand
mitto - send
ego - I, me
sex - six
bis - twice
senus - six each
peto - ask, request
ut - so, so that, in order to
fero - carry, take away
duodecim - twelve

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