Thursday, July 19, 2012

Populo Servire Difficile


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Populo Servire Difficile
Qui populo servit, placet ille haud omnibus aeque,
Multorum capitum bestia quod populus.


Source: Jean Girard (1518 - 1586), Stichostratia, 1.68. Meter: Elegiac.

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:

bestia (bestiae, f.): wild animal, beast

aequus -a -um: equal; aequē, equally
caput capitis n.: head
difficilis -e: not easy, hard, difficult
haud: not
ille illa illud: that
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
placeō placēre placuī placitum: please
populus -ī m.: people
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
serviō -īre: be a slave, serve (+ dat.)

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