Romans

Martial Epigrammata 4.8

The first and second hours weary the callers; the third occupies hoarse advocates; Rome extends [her] different labors up to [the end of] the fifth; the sixth [hour is] rest for the weary; the seventh will be [its] end; the eighth up to the ninth is for shining wresding schools; the ninth orders us to crush heaped-up couches; the tenth hour belongs to my little books, Euphemus, when your care directs ambrosial feasts and good Caesar relaxes himself with heavenly nectar and holds moderate cups with [his] mighty hand. Then let [my] jests in; my Thalia fears to go with unrestrained step to Jupiter in the morning.

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