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salvE, O patriA!

be good, o country!

fAma et setentia volat.

fame and feelings fly.

dA veniam puellae, amAbO tE.

give the girl pardon, please.

clEmentia tua multAs vItAs servat.

your mercy saves many lives.

multAm pecUniAm dEportat

he carries away much money

fortUnam et vItam antIquae patriae saepe laudAs sed recUsAs

you often praise but reject fortune and life of ancient countries.

mE vitare turbam iubEs

you order the crowd to avoid me.

mE philosophiae dO.

I give myself to philosophy.

philosophiae est ars vItae

philosophy is the art of life.

sAnam fOrmam vItae cOnservAte

conserve the sound form of life

immodica Ira creat InsAniam

excessive anger creates insanity

quid cOgitAs? - dEbEmus Iram vItAre

what do you think? -we ought to avoid anger.

nUlla avAritia sine poena est.

no greed is without punishment

mE saevis catEnis onerat.

he opresses me with cruel chains.

rotam fortUnae nOn timent

they do not fear the wheel of fate.

the girls save the poet's life.

puellae vItam poetae cOnservant.

without philosophy we often go astray and pay the penalty.

sine philosophia saepe erremus et poenas dAmus.

if your land is strong, nothing terrifies the sailors and you ought to praise your great fortune.

sI patria tua vAlet, nihil nautAs terret y tuam fortUnam magnam debes laudAre.

we often see the penalty of anger.

saepe poenam Irae videmus.

the ancient gate is large

porta antIqua est magna.

Puella mea mE nOn amat!. ValE, puella! Catullus obdUrat: poeta puellam nOn amat, fOrmam puellae nOn laudat, puellae rosAs nOn dat, et puellam nOn bAsiat! Ira mea est magna! ObdUrO, mea puella-sed sine tE nOn valeO.

My girl doesn't love me! be well, girl! Catallus is tough: The poet does not love her, he does not praise her beauty, he does not give her roses, and he does not kiss her! My wrath is large! I am strong, my girl-but without you I am not well.


to be firm, tough


to kiss

sub rosA


aqua vItae



an office or position without responsibility

quid agIs hodiE?

how are you today?







satis bene.


nOn bene

not well

et tU?

and you?

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