Martial 6.53: Lotus nobiscum est

by Tom Gardner

Lotus nobiscum est, hilaris cenavit, et idem
inventus mane est mortuus Andragoras.
Tam subitae mortis causam, Faustine, requiris?
in somnis medicum uiderat Hermocraten.

Androgoras bathed with us, and dined cheerfully, and the same man
was found dead in the morning.
Do you ask then after the cause of such a sudden demise, Faustinus?
In his dreams he had seen Doctor Hermocrates.