I N F I N I T A
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Roman Epitaphs B 204
Remains of the Appian Way in
, near Quarto Miglio [photo: Wikipedia, Appian Way]
Si pro virtute et animo fortunam habuissem,
[If I had wealth instead of my good traits and intelligence,]
magnificum monumentum hic aedifica<vi>ssem tibi.
[I would have built a magnificent monument for you here.]
Nunc, quoniam omnes mortui idem sapimus, satis est.
[But now, since we know that the dead are equals, it is enough.]