Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mihi Pascua Soli

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 2:27. In the essay, Camerarius equates the lone bull with the single king of a kingdom: non capiat regnum duos.

Mihi Pascua Soli
Solus opima tenet bos pascua, parta tuetur;
Tu quoque sic dotes, solus habeto tuas.

Here is the vocabulary:

ego - I, me
pascua - pasture, grazing land
solus - alone, sole, only
opimus - rich, fat, plump
teneo - hold, possess
bos - ox
pario - give birth to, produce, create
tueor - look at, protect, watch
tu - you
quoque - also
sic - thus, in this way
dos - dowry, talent, quality
habeo - have
tuus - your