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Sic Vos Non Vobis

By Martial (c. 40–c. 104 A.D.)

IF that the gods should grant these brothers twain

Such shares of life as Leda’s Spartans led,

A noble strife affection would constrain,

For each would long to die in brother’s stead;

And he would say who first reached death’s confine,

“Live, brother, thine own days, and then live mine!”