venerdì 10 agosto 2018

Lifelong Learning

Proscriptum famulus servavit fronte notata.
Non fuit haec domini vita, sed invidia.

A branded slave saved his proscribed master’s head.
This was to give his master not life, but lifelong shame.

Uno schiavo in catene salva la vita al padrone in disgrazia
e così lo condanna all’eterna vergogna.

Martial, Epigrams, Book 3, XXI
English translation by Holden Caulfield
Italian translation by Mado Flynn

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