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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
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Martial (c.A.D. 40–c.A.D. 104)
 
 
i

HIC est quem legis ille, quem requiris,
  toto notus in orbe Martialis
argutis epigrammaton libellis:
cui, lector studiose, quod dedisti
uiuenti decus atque sentienti        5
rari post cineres habent poetae.
 
ii

Vndenis pedibusque syllabisque
et multo sale, nec tamen proteruo,
notus gentibus ille Martialis
et notus populis—quid inuidetis?—        10
non sum Andraemone notior caballo.
 

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