Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Tarentinum

Here is today's distich by Martial, 13.125.

Nobilis et lanis et felix vitibus Aulon
det pretiosa tibi vellera, vina mihi.


Aulon is famous for its wool and wine;
The former shall be yours, the latter mine.
- W.S.B.

Here is the vocabulary:

nobilis - noble
et - and
lana - wool
felix - fortunate, lucky, fruitful
vitis - vine, grape vine
Aulon - Aulon (now Vlorë, Albania)
do - give
pretiosus - valuable, precious
tu - you
vellus - fleece
vinum - wine
ego - I, me

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