„Because of thee thy Egypt never sues for showers, nor does the parched blade bow to Jove the Rain-giver.“

—  Tibull

Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,
arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.
Bk. 1, no. 7, line 25.
Of the River Nile.
Variant translation: Because of you your land never pleads for showers, nor does its parched grass pray to Jupiter the Rain-giver.
Elegies
Original: (la) Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,<br/>arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.

Original

Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,<br/>arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.

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