Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cui legisse satis...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 1.118:

Cui legisse satis non est epigrammata centum,
nil illi satis est, Caediciane, mali.

He who a hundred epigrams reads o'er,
No ill's enough for him, if he wants more.
- Anon. 1695

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

Caedicianus - proper name
epigramma, epigrammatis n. - epigram
malus -a -um: evil
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
satis/sat: enough, sufficient
nōn: not
nihil, nīl: nothing; not at all
centum: one hundred
lego legere lēgī lēctum: gather, choose, read
ille, illa, illud: that
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?