Epigrammatum Cerritorum Florilegium

Pacifica

grammaticissima
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Laurentius

Civis Illustris
XCIX

Iam rursus pereunt annus mensisque December
pauper in externa nascitur urbe Deus.
Constat iter regis iussu peragrasse parentes
et miseram fessos incoluisse casam
mater ubi in lucem uirgo dedit omnipotentem
diuum qui lueret crimina nostra cruce.
Huc magus accedens natum ueneratur Iesum
sidere nocturnam praecipiente uiam
et uenit opilio dum gaudent desuper hymnis
angelici dominum magnificare chori.
Squalida percipiunt mundi cunabula regem,
halitibus puerum bos asinusque fouent.
Vos quoque natalem Christi celebrate fideles,
sub nitida iaceant arbore dona probis.
 
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Serenus

legātus armisonus
Iam abhinc mēnsēs dēsinuit flōrilegium nostrum... Hodiē aliquid scrīpsī (mētrum: 14 syllabae, allitterātiō).

Perdēfessus vertiōnibus videor tantīs:
dēcīdam¹ nunc illōs multō malōs dēlīrantīs,
veterēs ad loquellās linguam prīscam damnantīs.

Quārē hōc modō faciam, fortasse requīrās,
antīqua mētra recūsāns. Tranquīllē respīrās,
cum audiās nec prīscās nec novās fōrmās dīrās.²

Per saecula saeculōrum animae lectōrum,³
quī omnium latīnitātum dīligant decōrum,
assiduē assevērantēs "bellē sapōrum!"


¹ ut arborēs
² id est, utrum genus mihi bonum vidētur
³ in aeternum sint, vīvant, sint in memoriā vīventium
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
Eugepae. Te oportet in musicam conuertere istos versus.
 

Hemo Rusticus

Lounge Lizard
CI

Surrident hodie mecum crudelia Fata:
Virus Wuhani est capiti Americae
Uxor habet quoque eandem (di! mirabile dictu)
Sit tibi terra levis vultur ut *ocius edat.

*had to cheat. consonantal ‘i’
 

Serenus

legātus armisonus
CII

Ante mēnsēs hoc scrīpsī, in You are promoted disputātiōne, Isaacō Dīvō:
Promoted because your signature says:

"Sōl est stēlla clārissima, quae lūce suā et terram et lūnam illūstrat. -Ørberg the Dane"

because it reminds me of these famous lines:

天無私覆也,
地無私載也,
日月無私燭也,
四時無私行也,
行其德而萬物得遂長焉。

Heaven has no qualms to cover it all
Earth has no qualms to hold it all
The Sun and Moon have no qualms to brighten it all
The four seasons have no qualms to pass
They carry out their kindness, and the Ten Thousand Things get it and thrive

(Master Lü's Spring and Autumn Annals, chapter 1 ("First Month of Spring"); 3rd century BC)
Modo mihi in mentem vēnit id in poēma vertere:

Omnia nec caelum / negat aequō corde operīre,
 Nec clam terra facit / ut nōn sustineat;
Numquam dum mittunt / et sōl et lūna nitēre,
  Quattuor arrīdē / tempora quae abeunt.
Sīc fertur dōnum, / valeant quō mīlia rērum.
 Haec ut gustēmus / Lȳ dominus docuit.
 
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