Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Ampelius, The Memorial Scroll (Liber Memorialis)

Lucius Ampelius [Ampelius]
2nd c. AD
Trans RMBullard
Latin (Imperial Era)

 [0] Liber Memorialis. LUCIUS AMPELIUS MACRINO SUO SAL. Volenti tibi omnia nosse scripsi hunc librum memorialem, ut noris quid sit mundus, quid elementa, quid orbis terrarum ferat, uel quid genus humanum peregerit

[The Memorial Scroll: from Lucius Ampelius to his friend Macrinus. I have written this book as a memorial to you, who wish to know everything you possibly can, and why? So that you might learn what the world is like, and what elements are, and what the world has in store for you, and finally, what mankind is capable of reaching.]