Sunday, August 29, 2004

Martialis

A blog devoted to the epigrams of Martial. Below is one charming example which I won't dare to translate ...

uxorem habendam non putat Quirinalis,
cum uelit habere filios, et inuenit
quo possit istud more: futuit ancillas
domumque et agros implet equitibus uernis.
pater familiae uerus est Quirinalis.
As Mel Brooks might have said, "It's good to be the boss!"