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Marcial

Data de nascimento: 40 d.C.
Data de falecimento: 104
Outros nomes: Marcus V. Martialis

Marco Valério Marcial foi um epigramatista latino.

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Citações Marcial

„A vida não é estar vivo, mas gozar de saúde.“

—  Marcial

Epigramas. Livro 6, 70:15
Original: (la) Non est vivere, sed valere, vita.

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„Virtue extends our days: he lives two lives who relives his past with pleasure.“

—  Martial, livro Epigrammata

Ampliat aetatis spatium sibi vir bonus. Hoc est
Vivere bis vita posse priore frui.
X, 23. Alternatively translated as "The good man prolongs his life; to be able to enjoy one's past life is to live twice", in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "For he lives twice who can at once employ / The present well, and e'en the past enjoy", Alexander Pope, Imitation of Martial.
Epigrams (c. 80 – 104 AD)
Original: (la) Ampliat aetatis spatium sibi vir bonus. Hoc est
Vivere bis vita posse priore frui.

„The bee enclosed and through the amber shown
Seems buried in the juice which was his own.“

—  Martial, livro Epigrammata

IV, 32, reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Whence we see spiders, flies, or ants entombed and preserved forever in amber, a more than royal tomb", Francis Bacon, Historia Vitæ et Mortis; Sylva Sylvarum, Cent. i. experiment 100.
Epigrams (c. 80 – 104 AD)

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