Sunday, May 27, 2012

Morborum vitia...

These lines are from a Roman epitaph.

Morborum vitia et vitae mala maxima fugi:
nunc careo poenis, pace fruor placida.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. All the words in this poem are on that list:

careo -ēre -uī: lack (+ abl.)
et: and
fruor fruī frūctus sum: enjoy
fugio fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
malus -a -um: evil
māximus -a -um: greatest; māximē, most, especially, very much
morbus -ī m.: sickness, disease
nunc: now
pāx pācis f.: peace
placidus -a -um: quiet, calm, gentle, kindly
poena -ae f.: penalty, punishment
vīta -ae f.: life
vitium -ī n.: flaw, fault, crime