Thursday, April 19, 2012

Miraris, quare...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 10.84:

Miraris, quare dormitum non eat Afer?
Accumbat cum qua, Caediciane, vides.


Dost wonder why Afer goes late to his bed,
Caedician? Just see what a wife he has wed!
- Anon.

Here is the vocabulary:

miror - wonder, be amazed
quare - why
dormio - sleep
non - not
eo - go
Afer - Afer
accumbo - lie at, lie beside
cum - with
qui - who, which
Caedicianus - Caedicianus
video - see

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