Friday, July 20, 2012

Genus Lacrimabile

414     -     415     -     416

This is a poem attributed to Palladas from the Greek Anthology, rendered into Latin by Raimondo Cunich; you can read his Epigrammata Anthologiae Graecorum online.

Genus Lacrimabile
O homines, vanum genus et lacrimabile, discens
Vivere tum, vitae cum prope finis adest!

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:

lacrimābilis, -e (lacrimābilis): worthy of tears, lamentable

adsum adesse affuī: be present
cum: with (prep. + abl.); when, since, although (conjunction + subj.)
discō -ere didicī: learn
et: and
fīnis -is m.: end, boundary
genus generis n.: origin, lineage, kind
homo hominis m.: human being
prope: near, next; (comp.) propior, (superl.) proximus; (adv.) propē, nearly, almost
tum or tunc: then
vanus -a -um: empty; false, deceitful
vīta -ae f.: life
vīvō vīvere vīxī victum: live