Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Caesaris, Pompeii, et Crassi Sepulchra

Here is today's distich by John Owen, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey, 6.59.

Caesaris, Pompeii, et Crassi Sepulchra
Africa Pompeii tellus, Asiaticae Crassi,
Tertia pars mundi Caesaris urna fuit.


THE SEPULCHERS OF CAESAR, POMPEY AND CRASSUS
Africk for Pompey, Asia doth mourn
For Crassus, Europe hath great Caesars urn.

Here is the vocabulary:

Caesar - Caesar
Pompeius - Pompey
et - and
Crassus - Crassus
sepulchrum - grave, tomb
Africus - African
tellus - ground, land, country
Asiaticus - Asian
tertius - third
pars - part
mundus - world
urna - urn
sum - be, exist

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