Saturday, July 30, 2011

Nolo, Volo

Here is a distich by Martial, 5.83:

Nolo, Volo
Insequeris, fugio; fugis, insequor. Haec mihi mens est:
Velle tuum nolo, Dindyme, nolle volo.

I fly, you follow; fly when I pursue:
What I love, hate; what hated, loved by you.
- Wright

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

Dindymus (Dindymī, m.): Dindymus
insequor, insequī: follow, pursue

ego meī mihi mē: I, me
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
mēns mentis f.: mind
nōlō nōlle nōluī: be unwilling
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tuus -a -um: your
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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