Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Ut Bonus Videaris

This is a poem from the Stichostratia by Jean Girard Jean, published in 1552; you can read the book online.

Ut Bonus Videaris
Vis doctus, vis, Crispe, bonus sapiensque videri?
Fac docte atque bene, fac sapienter agas.

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

Crispus (Crispī, m.): Crispus
sapienter: wisely, intelligently

agō agere ēgī āctum: drive, do, act
atque, ac: and in addition, and also, and; (after comparatives) than; simul atque, as soon as
bonus -a -um: good
doceō -ēre -uī doctum: teach
faciō facere fēcī factum: do, make
que (enclitic) - and
sapiens -ntis.: wise man
videō vidēre vīdī vīsum: see
volō velle voluī: wish, be willing