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Martial

Epigrams 5.9

Read and translated by George Sharpley

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Martial's complaint to a doctor.

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languebam: sed tu comitatus protinus ad me

   venisti centum, Symmache, discipulis.

centum me tetigere manus aquilone gelatae:
   non habui febrem, Symmache, nunc habeo
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I was unwell: but in no time you made a visit to me, Symmachus, with a hundred students in tow. A hundred hands chilled by the north wind fingered me: I did not have a fever, Symmachus. I do now.
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