Friday, July 29, 2011

Utrumque Ferre

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This is a poem from John Stradling's Epigrammatum Libri Quattuor, publishing in 1607. You can read the book online at Dana Sutton's website.

Utrumque Ferre
Aequam sensisti sortem, sensisti et iniquam;
Prudens et fortis quisquis utrumque tulit.

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

inīquus, -a, -um: unequal, unjust, unfair
prūdens (prūdentis): wise, having foresight

aequus -a -um: equal; aequē, equally
et: and
ferō ferre tulī lātum: bear, carry
fortis -e: brave
quisquis quidquid: whoever, whichever
sentiō sentīre sēnsī sēnsum: perceive, feel, hear, see
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
uter- utra- utrumque: each of two