Friday, April 20, 2012

Sponte Mea, Non Vi

Here is today's emblem and distich by Joachim Camerarius, 3:29. It's a poem about hawking!

Sponte Mea, Non Vi
Sponte mea redeo, mihi cum victoria parta est,
Nec vis me vocat, ast aucupis obsequium.

Here is the vocabulary:

spons - free will
meus - my
non - not
vis - force, strength, violence
redeo - come back, return
ego - I, me
cum - when
victoria - victory
pario - give birth to, produce
nec - and not, nor
voco - call
ast - but, on the contrary
auceps - bird-catcher
obsequium - deference, services