Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cum fueris Romae...

Here is today's Rhyming Distich, and here are some more posts with Rhyming Distichs. I found this poem in the collection Philosophia Patrum edited by Julius Wegeler.

Cum fueris Romae, Romano vivito more;
Cum fueris alibi, vivito sic ut ibi.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are three words which are not on the DCC list:

alibī, adverb - elsewhere, at another place
Rōma f. - Rome, loc. Rōmae
Rōmānus -a -um - Roman

cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
ibi: there
mōs mōris m.: custom, habit; (pl.) character
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut, in the same way as
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist
ut, uti: as (+ indic.); so that, with the result that (+ subj.)
vīvo -ere vīxī victum: live