Monday, June 4, 2012

Luna praeit, post Mercurius...

This item comes from the Florilegium Gottingense edited by Voigt.

Luna praeit, post Mercurius, venit hinc Venus, hinc Sol,
Mars hinc, Iupiter hinc, Saturnus fine moratur.

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, along with the familiar names of the planets:

Iūppiter, Iovis - Jupiter (Zeus)
Mars, Martis m. - Mars (Ares), god of war, war
Mercurius, Mercuriī - Mercury (Hermes)
praeeo, -īre, praeīvī, praeitum - go before, precede, lead the way
Sāturnus, Sāturnī m. - Saturn
Venus, Veneris f. - Venus, goddess of love, love

fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
hīc, here; hinc: from here
lūna -ae f.: moon
moror -ārī morātus sum: delay
post: after (adv. and prep. +acc.)
sōl, sōlis m.: sun
venio -īre vēnī ventum: come