Thursday, January 24th, 2008...12:17 pmfrancese

So . . . C . . . C . . . C . . . Cold (Ovid, Tristia 3.10.19-34)

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Pellibus et sutis arcent mala frigora bracis,
oraque de toto corpore sola patent.
Saepe sonant moti glacie pendente capilli,
et nitet inducto candida barba gelu;
nudaque consistunt, formam seruantia testae,
uina, nec hausta meri, sed data frusta bibunt.
Quid loquar, ut uincti concrescant frigore riui,
deque lacu fragiles effodiantur aquae?
Ipse, papyrifero qui non angustior amne
miscetur uasto multa per ora freto,
caeruleos uentis latices durantibus, Hister
congelat et tectis in mare serpit aquis;
quaque rates ierant, pedibus nunc itur, et undas
frigore concretas ungula pulsat equi;
perque nouos pontes, subter labentibus undis,
ducunt Sarmatici barbara plaustra boues.

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