Sunday, July 15, 2012

Mentes Diversae

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Mentes Diversae
Quae sibi nullius mens conscia criminis, audet;
Quae sibi mens culpae est conscia, spectat humum.

Source: Giuseppe Gatti, Sales Poetici, Proverbiales, et Iocosi (1703). Meter: Elegiac. Note that the relative pronoun here that begins each line, quae, agrees with mens.

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:

conscius, -a, -um: knowing, conscious, guilty

audeō audēre ausus sum: dare, be eager
crīmen -inis n.: verdict, accusation
culpa -ae f.: guilt, fault, blame
dīversus -a -um: different, diverse
humus -ī f.: ground; humī: on the ground
mēns mentis f.: mind
nūllus -a -um: not any, no one
qui quae quod: who, which, what / quis quid: who? what? which?
spectō -āre: look at, consider
sui, sibi, sē: him- her- itself
sum, esse, fuī: be, exist

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