Monday, 31 March 2014

Epigrammaton, Liber Quintus LIX - Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

In sending you no silver plate, no gold plate,
I act in your interest, eloquent Stella.
He who has given great presents
has desired great presents in return:
Your burden will be lightened by my earthenware.

Marcus Valerius Martialis (c. 40 - 104) Rome
Translated by Walter C. A. Ker

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