Friday, March 9, 2012

Hesterno fetere mero...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 1.28:

Hesterno fetere mero qui credit Acerram,
fallitur: in lucem semper Acerra bibit.

Acerra smells of last night's wine, you say.
Don't wrong Acerra; he topes on till day.
- Elphinston

Here is the vocabulary:

hesternus - yesterday
feteo - stink, smell bad
merum - wine (unmixed wine)
qui - who, which, that
credo - believe
Acerra - Acerra (proper name)
fallo - deceive, be mistaken
in - in, into
lux - light, daylight
semper - always
bibo - drink