Wednesday, May 17, 2017

ἀσκήσεως χάριν

Here lies my wife/husband, here let her/him lie
Now s/he's at rest, and so am I.

--Dryden tribuitur; quadam a Petro Lichoa addita


i. 

Hic, mea Galla, iaces; licet hîc requiescere tandem:

Cui cum sit requies, et mihi grata venit!

ii.

Hic, mea Galla, iaces; licet hîc requiescere tandem:
morte serêna jaces, ipse quiête fruar!


iii.

Hic, mea vita, iaces; Lydia, aeternum requiesce:
morte serêna jaces, ipse quiête fruar!








Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Epigraph for Book, Take Two


Ō lectūre meum, censor rĕvĕrende, lĭbellum
            tūque, Ō quī carpens summa lĕgēs cĕlĕre:
Sit dĭgĭtus quamvīs fŏlĭa in volvenda părātus,
            Attămen hōs, quaesō, noscĭte versĭcŭlōs.      
Ēn, quī tot mentēs, quī tanta vŏlūmina mensus
            scripsĕrăt hunc tandem – pignĕra docta! – tŏmum.
At mea CLAVDIA sīc, sīc fātur ŎLĪVĬA fortis:
            “DOCTRĪNĀ noster plūra subēgit AMOR.”



Friday, September 11, 2015

Epigraph for Book, First Four Verses


Ō lectūre meum, censor rĕvĕrende, volūmen
            tūque, Ō quī carpens summa legēs celere:
Sit digitus quamvīs folia in volvenda parātus,
            Attamen hōs, quaesō, noscite versiculōs.