Sunday, May 1, 2011

Homo Non Requiescit

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

Homo Non Requiescit
Per mare, per terras it, per discrimina semper
It, redit huc illuc, nec requiescit homo.

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

discrīmen (discrīminis, n.): division, crisis, danger
requiescō, requiescere: rest, settle down

adhūc: thus far, to this point
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
homo hominis m.: human being
hūc: to this place
mare -is f.: sea
neque nec: and not, nor; neque . . . neque, neither . . . nor
per: through (+acc.)
redeō -īre -iī -itum: go back, return
semper: always, ever
terra -ae f.: land