Namatianus on a New Day at Sea

Dawn shone in the dewy, purple sky;
We opened our sails, bent at a curved angle.
Briefly, we turned from the shallow shores at the Mignone:
Its narrow mouth is disturbed by tricky waters.

roscida puniceo fulsere crepuscula caelo:
pandimus obliquo lintea flexa sinu.
paulisper litus fugimus Munione vadosum:
suspecto trepidant ostia parva salo.

—Rutilius Namatianus, De reditu suo 276–280

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