Monday, May 28, 2012

Laudans Omnes

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Laudans Omnes
Ne laudet dignos, laudat Callistratus omnes:
Cui malus est nemo, quis bonus esse potest?

Through servile flattery thou dost all commend:
Who cares to please whom no man can offend?

Source: Source: Martial (40 - c.104), Epigrammata, 12.80. Meter: Elegiac.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There is only one word in this poem that is not on the DCC list:

Callistratus (Callistratī, m.): Callistratus

bonus -a -um: good
dīgnus -a -um: worthy
laudo -āre: praise
malus -a -um: evil
nē: lest, that not
nēmo: no one (gen. nullius, dat. nulli, abl. nullo or nulla > nullus -a -um)
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
possum posse potuī: be able
qui, quae, quod: who, which, what; quis quid: who? what? which?
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist