Friday, April 22, 2011

Iudicium Non Fugiendum

This is a poem by Benedictus Iovius (Benedetto Giovio, 1471-1545), which I found in the Sacra et satyrica epigrammata edited by Luigi Bigi Pittorius, published in 1518.

Iudicium Non Fugiendum
Iudicis examen fugerunt saepe scelesti,
Defuit at numquam pectore iudicium.

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

exāmen (exāminis, n.): weighing, examination
scelestus, -a, -um: wicked, criminal

at: but, but yet
dēsum -esse -fuī: be lacking
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
iūdex iūdicis m.: judge, juror
iūdicium -ī n.: judgement, decision, trial
numquam: never
pectus -oris n.: chest, breast
saepe: often

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