Saturday, May 7, 2011

Martial, Spectacular Sights 8

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


Daedale, Lucano cum sic lacereris ab urso,
[Daedalus, since thusly were you torn to pieces by a Lucanian bear]

     quam cuperes pinnas nunc habuisse tuas!
[how greatly you should now have desired to have access to those wings of yours!]