Friday, August 03, 2018

La Liga Española,
Prooemium

Lūdentes homines pedibusque globōque canāmus,
Suscipite, O, nostram fingendi nōmina causam,
Musae, nam volumus pedefollī quemque secundā
classe gregem Hispanā, Latiīs verbīs recitāre.

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.