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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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leopold_paula_b
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Time:2013-02-14 02:46 pm (UTC)
I didn't understand Fedeli's very kind and encouraging reply as a total rejection of the mere possibility of a pun here. He just doesn't think it very likely. And I don't believe that Propertius must have had this wordplay in mind. I just think it possible. (And as I find the idea attractive I keep it alive in my mind.)

Thanks for the book titles you're mentioning! They sound great.
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