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Subject:Reading in Bed
Time:03:17 pm
Liber eram et vacuo meditabar vivere lecto.
I was free and planned to live my life in an empty bed.

That's the first line of Propertius 2.2. Apart from the (at least at first appearance) attractive and simply funny thought of living one's whole life in bed, empty or otherwise, I think Propertius hints at a bookish life (liber), spent reading (lecto). I'm not an expert on Propertius and I haven't got a decent commentary at hand, so: is it likely that he would have played with words like that?
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falmouthroad
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Time:2013-02-11 10:24 pm (UTC)
...and more fuel for your 'lectus' - bed / 'lectus' - read pun.

Quis poterit lecto durus discedere Gallo? 765
(Ov. AA. 1.765)

One could easily misread the first five words as 'who could depart hard from their bed?'. Then one reaches 'Gallo' and one's understanding of the line completely changes.

(and surely there is some such sexual double-entendre intended here with 'durus' in Ovid's line - even if it does not depend on the 'lecto'/'lecto' pun).
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leopold_paula_b
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Time:2013-02-12 08:02 am (UTC)
Good example!
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