Friday, July 20, 2012

Exempla Optima

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Exempla Optima
Optima quaeque tibi propone exempla virorum;
Succendet pectus sic tibi laudis amor.

Source: Urbano Appendini (1777-1834), De Educatione Disticha. 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:

Keep before you (tibi propone) all the best people's exempla (optima quaeque  exempla virorum); thus love of glory (sic laudis amor) will light up your heart (succendet pectus  tibi).

succendō, succendere: set on fire, kindle

amor -ōris m.: love
exemplum -ī n.: example, sample, copy
laus laudis f.: praise, glory
optimus -a -um: best, excellent; adv. optimē
pectus -oris n.: chest, breast
prōpōnō -pōnere -posuī -positum: put forth, propose, present
quis- quae- quidque: each one, everyone
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut: in the same way as
tū tuī tibi tē: you (sing.)
vir virī m.: man

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