Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Cum tua non edas...

465     -     466     -     467

Here is another distich by Martial, 1.91:

Cum tua non edas, carpis mea carmina, Laeli;
carpere vel noli nostra vel ede tua.

Thou blam'st my verses and conceal'st thine own:
Or publish thine, or else let mine alone! (Anon. 1695)

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:

Laelius - Laelius

carmen -inis n.: song
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
ēdō ēdere ēdidi ēditum: put forth, state, explain
meus -a -um: my
nōlō nōlle nōluī: be unwilling
nōn: not
noster nostra nostrum: our
tuus -a -um: your
vel: or else, or; even; vel . . . vel: either… or