Friday, May 18, 2012

Quam Bona Pax

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Quam Bona Pax
Pacem ne vites; per pacem te quoque dites:
O quam difficiles sunt sine pace dies!

Source: Philosophia Patrum (ed. Wegeler), 841. Meter: Elegiac. Note the rhymes: vites-dites and difficiles-dies.

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:

dītō, dītāre: make rich, enrich

diēs diēī m./f.: day
difficilis -e: not easy, hard, difficult
nē: lest, that not
pāx pācis f.: peace
per: through (+acc.)
quam: how?; (after comparative) than
quoque: also, too
sine: without (+ abl.)
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vīto -āre: avoid, shun

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