Translation of: PUBLIUS IS BORN NEAR POMPEII

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Translation of: PUBLIUS IS BORN NEAR POMPEII

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On pg. 204 of D'Ooge's book

PUBLIUS IS BORN NEAR POMPEII
P. Cornelius Lentulus, a Roman young man, was born to a very distinguished family; for his father, Marcus, was a very skillful leader, by whose courage and counsel many victories had been gained; and his mother, Julia, was born from the most renowned ancestors. But Publius was not born in the city but in the country, and he lived with his mother in a villa which was located on the shore of the sea and at the foot of a large mountain. However, the mountain was Vesuvius and the small city of Pompeii was eight miles away. In the ancient Italy, there were indeed very many, beautiful villas, but among all these, none was more beautiful than Marcus’ and Julia’s villa. The front of the villa was fortified with a wall from the waves of the sea. From here, the sea, the shore, and the islands far and wide, and often men-of-war and merchant vessels could be seen. From the back and from each side lied very fertile fields. All over there was a large abundance of different flowers and many kinds of huge trees which offered a very pleasing shade to the exhausted farmers in the summer. Besides, there were many kinds of animals in the fields and stables, not just horses and oxen but rare birds too. There was also a large fishpond full of fishes; for the Romans diligently kept fishes.

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Propertius wrote: Fri Jul 31, 2020 10:20 am On pg. 204 of D'Ooge's book

PUBLIUS IS BORN NEAR POMPEII
P. Cornelius Lentulus, a Roman young man, was born to a very distinguished family; for his father, Marcus, was a very skillful leader, by whose courage and counsel many victories had been gained; and his mother, Julia, was born from the most renowned ancestors. But Publius was not born in the city but in the country, and he lived with his mother in a villa which was located on the shore of the sea and at the foot of a large mountain. However, the mountain was Vesuvius and the small city of Pompeii was eight miles away. In ancient Italy, there were indeed very many, beautiful villas, but among all these, none was more beautiful than Marcus’ and Julia’s villa. The front of the villa was fortified with a wall from the waves of the sea. From here, the sea, the shore, and the islands far and wide, and often men-of-war and merchant vessels could be seen. From the back and from each side lied very fertile fields. All over there was a large abundance of different flowers and many kinds of huge trees which offered a very pleasing shade to the exhausted farmers in the summer. Besides, there were many kinds of animals in the fields and stables, not just horses and oxen but rare birds too. There was also a large fishpond full of fish; for the Romans diligently kept fish.

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