Martial, Lament for a dead charioteer

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frangat Idumaeas tristis Victoria palmas, plange, Favor, saeva pectora nuda manu;
Let sad Victory break the palms of Idumaea, Favour, strike your bare chest with your cruel hand.
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mutet Honor cultus, et iniquis munera flammis mitte coronatas, Gloria maesta, comas.
Let Honour change into mourning clothes and, unhappy Glory, throw your crowned hair as an offering to the unkind flames.
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heu facinus! prima fraudatus, Scorpe, iuventa occidis et nigros tam cito iungis equos.
What an outrage! Scorpus, cheated of your earliest youth you die and so soon harness the black horses of the underworld.
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curribus illa tuis semper properata brevisque cur fuit et vitae tam prope meta tuae?
That turning post, always quick and short for your chariots, why was the turning post of your life also so near?
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llo
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Let Honour change into mourning clothes and, unhappy Glory, throw your crowned hair as an offering to the unkind flames.

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mutet Honor cultus, et iniquis munera flammis mitte coronatas, Gloria maesta, comas.

Card 3

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What an outrage! Scorpus, cheated of your earliest youth you die and so soon harness the black horses of the underworld.

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Card 4

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That turning post, always quick and short for your chariots, why was the turning post of your life also so near?

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Card 5

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llo

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