Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Asinus Res Sacras Portans

Asinus quidam res sacras portat.
Homines res
sacras venerantur.
Asinus sic cogitat,
homines omnes me venerantur!"
Itaque erectus incedit, putans,
"Mihi tus illud offerunt,
atque carmina."
Asini errorem mox aliquis videt,
et ei dicit,
"Mi asine,
istam vanitatem tibi excute!
Caerimoniis colunt non te,
sed istas res sacras;
iste divus, non tu,
religione dignus est."

This story is based on 249. Asinus Res Sacras Portans.
Asinus Sacra Portans

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Billinghurst images. In the ancient world, the donkey was usually carrying an image of Isis, but here the story has been adapted to a Christian context!
asinus - donkey
res - thing
sacer - holy, sacred
porto - carry
quidam - certain, one, a
homo - person, man
veneror - worship, venerate
sic - thus, in this way
cogito - think
ecce - behold! look!
omnis - all, every
ego - I, me
itaque - so, accordingly, therefore
erectus - upright, bold, confident
incedo - go, proceed
puto - reckon, suppose
tus - incense
ille - that, that one
offero - offer, present
atque - and
carmen - song, poem, prayer
error - mistake, error
mox - soon
aliquis - somebody, someone
video - see
et - and
is - he/she/it
dico - say, speak
meus - my, mine
iste - that, that there (of yours)
vanitas - vanity, self-importance
tu - you
excutio - shake off, cast out
caerimonium - rite, ritual, ceremony
colo - worship, honor, take care of
non - not, no
sed - but
divus - god; holy one
religio - worship, reverence, awe
dignus - worthy
sum - be, exist
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1 comment:

Aguadillanus said...

Cur sic cogitabit adonis? Cur ille est así un.