Friday, October 19, 2018
These Are the Only Ones Who Really Live
345.1 (tr. Edmund Hill):
And the rich above all have to hear this, because when the poor look at them, they grumble, sigh, praise them, envy them, would love to be on their level, lament that they are so much below it, and among their praises of the rich they frequently say this sort of thing: "These are the only ones, these the only ones who really live."
Et maxime hoc divites audire debent, quos quando pauperes intuentur, murmurant, gemunt, laudant, invident, aequari optant, impares se esse dolent, et inter laudes divitum hoc plerumque dicunt: Soli sunt isti, isti soli vivunt.