Monday, June 4, 2012

Boni et Mali

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Boni et Mali
Oderunt peccare boni virtutis amore,
Oderunt peccare mali formidine poenae.

Source: Florilegium Gottingense (ed. Voigt), 132. Meter: Dactylic Hexameter. Note the nice chiastic inversion at the ends of the lines: virtutis amoris || formidine poenae.

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:

formīdo (formīdinis, f.): fear, terror, dread

amor -ōris m.: love
bonus -a -um: good
malus -a -um: evil
ōdī ōdisse: hate
pecco -āre: commit a wrong, injure
poena -ae f.: penalty, punishment
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue