Marcus Valerius Martialis
1st-2nd c. AD (over 1,900 years ago)
Latin (Silver Age)
Turba grauis paci placidaeque inimica quieti,
[The crowd grows glum in peace, and hostile in quiet tranquility,]
quae semper miseras sollicitabat opes,
[which always worries about its miserable opulence,]
traducta est +Getulis+ nec cepit harena nocentis:
[and sand is led across, nor did take anything from the dangerous Getulians. <suggestions?>]
et delator habet quod dabat exilium.
[and the spy takes possession whatever will bestow exile.]
Exulat Ausonia profugus delator ab urbe: 5
[The spy, on the lamb, flees in exile from his Italian town:]
haec licet inpensis principis adnumeres.
[You can undoubtedly count off things like these among the endeavors of the emperor.]