Absumet heres Caecuba dignior
servata centum clavibus et mero
tinguet pavimentum superbo,
pontificum potiore cenis.
The worthier heir will quaff the Caecuba The rest of the Horace poem (2.14) was about death and it was not particularly interesting . The last stanza amused me, so I thought I would post it.
protected by one hundred keys and glorious
unmixed [wine] dyes the floor ,
more potent than the dinner of the priests.
|Some holiday wines.|
- Caecuba is a type of Roman wine.
- I cannot decide whether the wine dies the floors from spillage or vomit. Either way, it shows the excess of the heir.
- I mentioned to Propertius II that "anyone can write 28 lines about death" and he quipped "but can anyone write 28 lines about death in Alcaeic strophs?"