Saturday, July 30, 2011

Non Omnibus Unum

This is from the enormous anthology of distich poetry assembled by Barthold Nihus, Epigrammata Disticha, published in 1642; the poem is by the first-century C.E. Roman author, Petronius, most famous as the author of The Satyricon.

Non Omnibus Unum
Invenias quod quisque velit; non omnibus unum est
Quod placet: hic spinas colligit, ille rosas.

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

rosa (rosae, f.): rose
spīna (spīnae, f.): thorn, spine

colligō -ere -lēgī -lēctum: gather together, collect
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
ille illa illud: that
inveniō -venīre -vēnī -ventum: find; discover
nōn: not
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ūnus -a -um: one
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing

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