Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pars maxillarum...

Here is today's distich by Martial, 8.47:

Pars maxillarum tonsa est tibi, pars tibi rasa est,
pars vulsa est: unum quis putet esse caput?

Part of thy hair is shorn, part shaved to thee,
Part pull'd: who'll think it but one head to be?
- Fletcher

Here is the vocabulary:

pars - part
maxilla - jaw
tondeo - cut, shear
tu - you
rado - shave, scrape
vello - pluck, tear out
unus - one
quis - who
puto - think, support
sum - be, exist
caput - head