Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Res Romana Stat

This little poem is from Giuseppe Gatti's Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi, published in 1703.

Res Romana Stat
Moribus antiquis stat res Romana, virisque;
Eventus miseros res nova semper habet.

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

ēventus (éventūs, m.): outcome, result
Rōmānus, -a, -um: Roman

antiquus -a -um: ancient, old-time, former
habeō habēre habuī habitum: have, hold
miser misera miserum: wretched, pitiable
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
novus -a -um: new
que (enclitic) - and
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
semper: always, ever
stō stāre stetī statum: stand
vir virī m.: man

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