Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Res Praetereuntes

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Res Praetereuntes
Omnia mortali mortalia: praetereunt res,
Aut homo res, vita praetereunte, fugit.

Source: Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), Anthologia Graeca, vol. I. Meter: Elegiac. This is a poem attributed to Lucian from the Greek Anthology.

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:

praetereō, praeterīre: pass, go by

aut: or
fugiō fugere fūgī fugitum: flee, escape
homo hominis m.: human being
mortālis -e: liable to death, mortal
omnis -e: all, every, as a whole
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
vīta -ae f.: life