A Suggestion for a Friday Night: Propertius, 2.1.43-46

“The sailor talks about the winds, and the ploughman about the bulls; the soldier counts his wounds, and the shepherd his sheep. We engage in our own little battles on a narrow bed. People should grind away the day doing what they’re good at.”

 

navita de ventis, de tauris narrat arator;

enumerat miles vulnera, pastor oves;

nos angusto versamus proelia lecto:

qua pote quisque, in ea conterat arte diem.

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