Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thalia Nostra

Here is a distich by Michele Verinus:

Thalia Nostra
Parcere nominibus nostri didicere libelli;
Crimina, non homines, nostra Thalia premit.

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

libellus (libellī, m.): little book, pamphlet
Thalīa (Thalīae, f.): Thalia, muse of comedy and poetry

crīmen -inis n.: verdict, accusation
discō -ere didicī: learn
et: and
homo hominis m.: human being
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
nōmen -inis n.: name
nōn: not
noster nostra nostrum: our
parcō parcere pepercī: spare, be sparing of (+ dat.)
premō premere pressī pressum: press, pursue, overwhelm
vitium -ī n.: flaw, fault, crime