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Martial
(43-104) born on
Mar 01
Roman epigrammatic poet. He wrote 11 books of witty epigrams describing Roman life.
         
   
F
Live thy life as it were spoil and pluck the joys that fly.

R
While you cannot resolve what your are, at last you will be nothing.
A
Each day provides its own gifts.
N
Epigrams need no crier, but are content with their own tongue.
K
To the ashes of the dead glory comes too late.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Epigrams," 7, 47, A.D. 86; tr. Walter C. A. Ker.
R: "Epigrams," 2, 64, A.D. 86; tr. Walter C. A. Ker.
A: "Epigrams," 8, 78, A.D. 86; tr. Walter C. A. Ker.
N: "Epigrams," 2, "Valerius Martialis to His Decianus Sends Greetings," A.D. 86; tr. Walter C. A. Ker.
K: "Epigrams," I, 25, A.D. 86; tr. Walter C. A. Ker.
   


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