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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Long Life and Strong Life
 
Martial (c.A.D. 40–c.A.D. 104)
 
 
SEXAGESIMA, Marciane, messis
  acta est et, puto, iam secunda Cottae.
nec se taedia lectuli calentis
expertum meminit die uel uno.
ostendit digitum, sed impudicum,        5
Alconti Dasioque Symmachoque.
at nostri bene computentur anni
et quantum tetricae tulere febres,
aut languor grauis, aut mali dolores,
a uita meliore separentur:        10
infantes sumus, et senes uidemur.
aetatem Priamique Nestorisque
longam qui putat esse, Marciane,
multum decipiturque falliturque.
non est uiuere, sed ualere uita est.        15
 

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