Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Difficilia Quae Pulchra

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Difficilia Quae Pulchra
Non facile ad pulchros itur virtutis honores;
Praemia quem tangunt, taedia non moveant.

Source: Georgius Carolides (1569-1612), Farrago, 3.56. Meter: Elegiac. Note the use of the neuter facile as an adverb: non facile itur, literally, "it is not gone easily" = "it's not an easy path."

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:

taedium (taediī, n.): weariness, tedium

ad: to, up to, towards (+acc.)
difficilis -e: not easy, hard, difficult
eo īre iī/īvī itum: go
facilis -e: easy
honor -ōris m.: honor, glory; office, post
moveō -ēre mōvī mōtum: move
nōn: not
praemium -iī n.: bounty, reward
pulcher -chra -chrum: beautiful
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
tangō tangere tetigī tāctum: touch
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue