Martial 2.92: Natorum mihi ius trium

by Tom Gardner

Natorum mihi ius trium roganti
musarum pretium dedit mearum
solus qui poterat. Valebis, uxor:
non debet domini perire munus.

He gave the right of three children to me, as I asked for,
as a reward for my poetry,
the only man who was able to do so. Farewell, wife:
The gift of our lord should not be wasted.