19 April 2013

Oh, for a Place in the Country!

Martial, Epigram 2.38:
Quid mihi reddat ager quaeris, Line, Nomentanus?
Hoc mihi reddit ager: te, Line, non video.
Translated by James Michie:
You ask me what I get
Out of my country place.
The profit, gross or net,
Is never seeing your face.