Friday, May 6, 2011

Martial, Epigram 1.5

Marcus Valerius Martialis
1st-2nd c. AD (over 1,900 years ago)
Trans. RMBullard
Latin (Silver Age)


Do tibi naumachiam,
[I'll give you a sea-battle]

tu das epigrammata nobis:
[you'll give me an epigram:]

     uis, puto, cum libro, Marce, natare tuo.
[I think, Marcus, you can manage to float around with that book you've written.]