Sunday, July 22, 2012

Turbato Flumine

This is one of the emblems of Joachim Camerarius, 4.45.

Turbato Flumine
Turbato anguillae capiuntur flumine; sic res
Turbare in patria seditiosus amat.

The vocabulary is keyed to the DCC Latin Vocabulary list. There are only two words in this poem that are not on the DCC list:

anguilla (anguillae, f.): eel
sēditiōsus, -a, -um: turbulent, rebellious

amō -āre: to love; amans -ntis m./f.: lover
capiō capere cēpī captum: seize
flūmen -inis n.: stream, river
in: in, on (+ abl.); into, onto (+ acc)
patria -ae f.: fatherland, country
rēs reī f.: thing (rēs pūblica, commonwealth; rēs familiāris, family property, estate; rēs mīlitāris, art of war; rēs novae, revolution)
sīc: in this manner, thus; sīc . . . ut: in the same way as
turbō -āre: disturb, confuse