Sunday, May 8, 2011
Roman Epitaph B 53
Remains of the Appian Way in Rome, near Quarto Miglio [photo: Wikipedia, Appian Way]
Rogat ut resistas, hospes, te hic tacitus lapis,
[This silent gravestone here asks that you stand still, traveller,]
dum ostendit quod mandavit,
[while it shows you what its assignment is,]
quoius umbram tegit.
[that is, whose ghost it covers.]
pudentis hominis frugi cum magna fide,
[lt belongs it a man who dealt in grain with a great sense of loyalty,]
praeconis Oli Grani sunt ossa heic sita.
[the bones of the crier Olus Granus have been placed here.]
[So that's it.]
hoc voluit nescius ne esses.
[So he wished that you not leave unaware of this.]
Labels: Roman Epitaphs