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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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ioanna_ioannina
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Time:2013-02-12 07:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, I can agree. Horatius' "convivia... cantamus, vacui" for me seems to be a counterpart to "quis Martem... scripserit". I'm just thinking, whether he meant it as a laus to pax Augustea, or a pun to Agrippa (like "don't introduce themes like this, you brute"), or a shot to his own lines (like "we are incapable of previous grave heroic poetry").
But definitely yes to the pun in "vacuo... lecto".
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