Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ad Brantium

This is from the enormous anthology of distich poetry assembled by Barthold Nihus, Epigrammata Disticha, published in 1642; the poem is by Bernardus Bauhusius (1575-1619).

Ad Brantium
Omnia si laudas mea, Branti, caecus amore es;
Omnia si culpas, caecus es invidia.

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

Brantius (Brantiī, m.): Brantius
culpō, culpāre: blame, find fault with

amor -ōris m.: love
caecus -a -um: blind, unseeing; dark, obscure
invidia -ae f.: envy, jealousy, hatred
laudō -āre: praise
meus -a -um: my
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
sī: if
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist