Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Ius Poli

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Ius Poli 
Quod tibi vis fieri, mihi fac; quod non tibi, noli:
Sic potes in terris vivere iure poli.

Source: Andreas Gartner, Proverbialia Dicteria (1578). Meter: Elegiac. As you can see the law of heaven, ius poli, is what we also call the Golden Rule!

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

polus (polī, m.): pole, sky, heaven

ego me mihi mē: I, me
facio facere fēcī factum: do, make
in: in, on (+ abl.); into onto (+ acc)
iūs iūris n.: right, justice, law
nōlo nōlle, nōluī: be unwilling
nōn: not
possum posse potuī: be able
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
terra -ae f.: land
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīvo -ere vīxī victum: live
volo velle voluī: wish, be willing

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