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					                      MARTIAL 12.46                                                             MARTIAL 12.46

        Difficilis facilis, iúcundus acerbus es ídem:                              Difficilis facilis, iúcundus acerbus es ídem:
          Nec técum possum vívere, nec sine té.                                      Nec técum possum vívere, nec sine té.
                                          Spafford, Heinmuller, Stockton                                            Spafford, Heinmuller, Stockton

New Vocabulary:                                                            New Vocabulary:
acerbus, acerba, acerbum, ‘bitter’. Is it literal or metaphorical?         acerbus, acerba, acerbum, ‘bitter’. Is it literal or metaphorical?
difficilis, difficile, ‘difficult’. Compound of dis- and facilis.          difficilis, difficile, ‘difficult’. Compound of dis- and facilis.
facilis, facile, ‘easy’. Related to English “facile”, “facility”, and      facilis, facile, ‘easy’. Related to English “facile”, “facility”,
“facilitate”.                                                              and “facilitate”.
iúcundus, iúcunda, iúcundum, ‘pleasant’.                                   iúcundus, iúcunda, iúcundum, ‘pleasant’.
vívó, vívere, víxí, victum, ‘live’. What do you keep in a “viva-           vívó, vívere, víxí, victum, ‘live’. What do you keep in a “viva-
rium”? Also related to “revive”, many other English words.                 rium”? Also related to “revive”, many other English words.
Questions:                                                                 Questions:
1. What gender is the addressee? How many clues are there?                 1. What gender is the addressee? How many clues are there?
2. Is this about some particular situation, or life in general?            2. Is this about some particular situation, or life in general?
3. Is Martial happy with the addressee, or unhappy, or what?               3. Is Martial happy with the addressee, or unhappy, or what?

				
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