Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ad Avarum

You can find the poems of Henry of Huntingdon in The Anglo-Latin Satirical Poets and Epigrammatists of the Twelfth Century (1872, ed. Thomas Wright), which is available online.

Ad Avarum
Rem peragit iuste, sed solam, quisquis avare
Vixit quando perit; nunc age, Tulle, peri.

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

peragō, peragere: finish, accomplish
Tullus (Tullī, m.): Tullus

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
iūstus -a -um: right, just, fair
nunc: now
pereō -īre -iī -itum: perish, be lost
quandō: when?; since; si quando: if ever
quisquis quidquid: whoever, whichever
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sed: but
sōlus -a -um: only, alone; sōlum (adv.), only, merely
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live