Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Cur non mitto meos...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 7.3:

Cur non mitto meos tibi, Pontiliane, libellos?
Ne mihi tu mittas, Pontiliane, tuos.

You ask me why I have no verses sent?
For fear you should return the compliment.
- Hay

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

Pontilianus - proper name
cūr: why?
ego me mihi mē: I, me
meus -a -um: my
mitto -ere mīsī missum: send, let go
nē: lest, that not
nōn: not
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
tuus -a -um: your