I N F I N I T A
Monday, May 9, 2011
Roman Epitaphs B 83
Remains of the Appian Way in
, near Quarto Miglio [photo: Wikipedia, Appian Way]
[You are a man:]
resiste et tumulum contempla meum.
[stand back and ponder upon my tomb.]
iuenis tetendi ut haberem quod uterer.
[it belongs to an honorable young man that I've grown accustomed to hold.]
iniuriam feci nulli,
[he did no harm to anyone,]
officia feci pluribus.
[and he did good deeds for very many.]
bene vive, propera,
[Live well, and run along,]
hoc est veniundum tibi.
[and this same fate will undoubtedly come to you.]