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1a. Potēns quoque est vīs artium,

1a. Powerful too is the force of the arts,

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1b. quae nōs semper alunt.

1b. which [i.e. the arts] always sustain us.

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2. Miserōs hominēs, autem, sēcum iungere coeperant.

2. They had begun, however, to join sad men with themselves.

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3. Nam illā aetāte pars populī in Italiā iūra cīvium numquam tenuit.

3. For at that time a portion of the people in Italy never possessed the rights of citizens.

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4a. Incipimus vēritātem intellegere,

4a. We begin to understand the truth,

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4b. quae mentēs nostrās semper regere dēbet

4b. which should always guide our minds,

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4c. et sine quā valēre nōn possumus.

4c. and without which we cannnot fare well.

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5. Quam difficile est bona aut dulcia ex bellō trahere!

5. How difficult it is to derive good and sweet (things) from war.

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6a. Centum ex virīs mortem diū timēbant ...

6a. A hundred of the men were afraid of death for a long time

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6b. et nihil clēmentiae expectābant.

6b. and were expecting no clemency.

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7. Puer mātrem timēbat, quae eum saepe neglegēbat.

7. The boy was afraid of (his) mother, who would often neglect him.

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8. Inter omnia perīcula fēmina fortis sē cum sapientiā gessit.

8. Among all the dangers the brave woman conducted herself with wisdom.

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9. Itaque celer rūmor mortis ācris per ingentēs urbēs cucurrit.

9. And so the swift rumor of bitter death ran through the huge cities.

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10a. Quoniam memoria factōrum nostrōrum dulcis est,

10a. Since the memory of our deeds is sweet,

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10b. beātī nunc sumus et senectūtem facilem agēmus.

10b. we are happy now and will have [lit. “lead, conduct”] an easy old age.

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11. Multī audītōrēs saturās ācrēs timēbant quās poēta recitābat.

11. Many listeners would be afraid of the bitter satires which the poet would recite.

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12a. They feared the powerful men ...

12a. Timēbant virōs potentēs ...

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12b. whose city they were ruling by force.

12b. quōrum urbem vī regēbant.

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13a. We began to help those three pleasant women

13a. Coepimus adiūvāre illās trēs fēminās iūcundās ...

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13b. ... to whom we had given our friendship.

13b. quibus nostram amīcitiam dederāmus.

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14a. We fear that book ...

14a. Timēmus illum librum ...

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14b. with which he is beginning to destroy our library.

14b. quō incipit nostram lībertātem dēlēre.

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1. Salvē, bone amīce, cui fīlium meum heri commīsī.

1. Hello, good friend [male], to whom I entrusted my son yesterday.

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2. Dionȳsius, dē quō ante dīxī, ā Graeciā ad Siciliam per tempestātem brevem sed potentem nāvigābat.

2. Dionysius, about whom I was speaking earlier, was sailing from Greece to Sicily through a short but powerful storm.

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3a. Multī cīvēs aut ea perīcula quae imminent nōn vident ....

3a. Many citizens [male] either do not see those dangers that are threatening ...

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3b. aut ea quae vident neglegunt.

3b. or they are ignoring those that they see.

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4. Bis dat quī cito dat.

4. He gives twice who gives quickly.

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5. Quī coepit, dīmidium factī habet. Incipe!

5. (He) who begins, has half of the deed. Begin! [sg.]

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6. Levis est fortūna: id cito resposcit quod dedit.

6. Fortune is fickle: it quickly demands back that which has given.

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7. Fortūna eum stultum facit quem nimium amat.

7. Fortune makes stupid him whom she loves too much.

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8a. Nōn sōlum fortūna ipsa est cauca ...

8a. Not only is fortune herself blind ...

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8b. sed etiam eōs caecōs facit quōs semper adiuvat.

8b. but she also makes blind those whom she always assists.

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9. Bis vincit quī sē vincit in victōriā.

9. (He) conquers twice who conquers himself in victory.

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10. Simulātiō dēlet vēritātem, sine quā nōmen amīcitiae valēre nōn potest.

10. Pretense destroys truth, without which the name of friendship cannot fare well.

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11. Virtūtem enim illīus virī amāvī, quae cum corpore nōn periit.

11. For I have loved the virtue of that man, which did not perish with (his) body.

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12a. Turbam vītā.

12a. Avoid [sg.] the crowd.

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12b. Cum hīs vive quī tē meliōrem facere possunt;

12b. Live [sg.] with those [lit. “these”; male] who can make you [sg.] better;

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12c. illōs admitte quōs tū potes facere meliōrēs.

13c. receive [sg.] those [male] whom you can make better.

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1. Estne amor in senectūte?

1. Is there love in old age?

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2. Voluptās enim minor est, sed minor quoque est cupiditās.

2. For pleasure is less, but less also is desire.

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3. Nihil autem est cūra nōbīs, sī nōn cūpimus,

3. But nothing concerns us [lit. “nothing is a care for us”], if we do not want (anything),

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4. et nōn caret is quī nōn dēsīderat.

4. And he who does not desire (anything) does not miss (anything).

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5. Adulēscentēs nimis dēdīderant;

5. Young men desire excessively;

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6. senēs satis amōris saepe habent et multum sapientiae.

6. old men often have enough (of) love and enough (of) wisdom.

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7. Cōgitō, igitur, hoc tempus vītae esse iūcundum.

7. I think, therefore, that this time of life is pleasant.

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1. scan and read aloud Martial 1.38:

 

Quem recitās meus est, ō Fīdentīne, libellus;

sed male cum recitās, incipit esse tuus!

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Quem rĕcĭtās mĕŭs est, // ō Fīdentīnĕ, lĭbellus;

sed mălĕ cum rĕcĭtās, // incĭpĭt essĕ tŭus!

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Translate

 

Quem recitās meus est, ō Fīdentīne, libellus;

sed male cum recitās, incipit esse tuus!

 

 

The book you are reading from is mine, O Fidentinus;

but when you read badly, it starts to be yours!

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