Friday, July 29, 2011


This is a poem from Melchior Sylvester Eckhard's Epigrammata, published in 1629; you can read the book online.

Sum sine divitiis dives, laeta absque favore,
Multa et magna mihi sunt, ubi nulla domi.

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

absque: without, apart from, away from
favor (favōris, m.): goodwill, favor

dīves, dīvitis: rich (poet. dīs, dītis)
dīvitiae -ārum f. pl.: riches, wealth
domus -ūs f.: house, home
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
et: and
laetus -a -um: glad, joyful
māgnus -a -um great
multus -a -um: much, many; multō, by far
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
sine: without (+ abl.)
spēs speī f.: hope
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ubi: where, when