Sunday, June 17, 2012

Franciscus Petrarcha

This is from the enormous anthology of distich poetry assembled by Barthold Nihus, Epigrammata Disticha, published in 1642; the poem is by the Polish poet Caspar Cunradus. Cunradus dedicates the poem to the Italian poet Petrarch.

Haec sors una mihi: nulli succumbere sorti;
Sors mala nulla bono; sors bona nulla malo.

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:

succumbo, -ere, succubuī, succubitum - fall down, sink, submit

bonus -a -um: good
ego meī mihi mē: I, me
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
sors sortis f.: lot, fate, destiny; oracle
ūnus -a -um: one