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Quotes of Martial

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Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) lived in the years c. 40 – c. 102-104 CE. Roman poet and author of Epigrams.

  • “May the earth rest lightly on you”
    • latin: [Sit tibi terra levis]
    • source: Martial, Epigrammata, 9.29.11
  • “The night with sleep, the day without a quarrel”
    • latin: [Sit nox cum somno, sit sine lite dies]
    • source: Martial, Epigrammata, 2.11.90
  • “You take payment to stay quiet”
    • latin: [Accipis, ut taceas]
    • source: Martial, Epigrammata, 1, 95

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