Martial [Marcus Valerius Martialis]

Gideon Nisbet (ed.), Oxford World's Classics: Martial: Epigrams

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  • Septima iam, Phileros, tibi conditur uxor in agro.
  •    plus nulli, Phileros, quam tibi, reddit ager.


pg 17943

Now a seventh wife lies buried in your field. Phileros,* no man's field returns a richer harvest than yours.

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Editor’s Note
10.43 Phileros: this Greek name ('Lovesexy') is too good to be true; and note his similarity to Niceros at 10.38, a few poems earlier.
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