Friday, July 29, 2011

Scipio

Here is another distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 7.79.

Scipio
Pro patria, patribusque mori populoque Latino,
Corde animoque pio Scipio suscipio.

I for my Countrey, Fathers, People, I
Adventure dare, said Scipio, to die.

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

Latīnus, -a, -um: Latin, of Latium
Scīpio (Scīpiōnis, m.): Scipio, Roman general

animus -ī m.: spirit, mind
cor cordis n.: heart; cordī est, it is pleasing to (+ dat.)
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
pater patris m.: father, ancestor
patria -ae f.: fatherland, country
pius -a -um: dutiful, devoted, just, pious
populus -ī m.: people
prō: for, on behalf of, in proportion to (+abl.)
que (enclitic) - and
suscipio -cipere -cēpī ceptum: take up

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