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Epigram V, xxxvi

Martial

Someone I flattered in a book pretends
he owes me nothing. Oh the trash I have for friends!

Translated by William Matthews

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"Epigram V, xxxvi" from The Mortal City: 100 Epigrams by Martial, translated by William Matthews. Copyright © 1995 by William Matthews. Reprinted by permission of Ohio Review Books.

 

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