Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gloria et Invidia

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Gloria et Invidia
Virtutem genii duo semper in orbe sequuntur;
Hic bonus, ille malus: gloria et invidia.

A double Genius (while transitory)
Attends on Vertue, Good, Bad; Envy, Glory.

Source: John Owen (c.1564-c.1628), Epigrammata, 4.190, with an English translation by Thomas Harvey. 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:

genius, -ī m. - tutelar deity, spirit. genius

bonus -a -um: good
duo: two
et: and
glōria -ae f.: glory, fame
hic haec hoc: this; hōc: on this account
ille illa illud: that
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
invidia -ae f.: envy, jealousy, hatred
malus -a -um: bad, evil; male: (adv.) badly
orbis -is m.: circle; orbis terrārum: world
semper: always, ever
sequor sequī secūtus sum: follow
virtūs -ūtis f.: valor, manliness, virtue

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