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Postby Ioan Dafydd » Wed May 05, 2010 6:31 pm

Hi Everyone,
Can anyone recognise the following passages?

Di charum servate Caput.

Care puer, mea sera and sola voluptas,
Ante annos, animunque gerens curamque virilem

They were written from memory by a mid-eighteenth-century politican John Campbell.

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Re: Help Please

Postby ptolemyauletes » Fri May 07, 2010 8:00 am

Well, the
'Ante annos, animunque gerens curamque virilem'
Looks to be Virgil, from the Nisus et Euryalus story in book 9 of the Aeneid.
The complete Line/sentence is
nec non et pulcher Iulus, ante annos animumque gerens curamque virilem, lines 310-311
'And handsome Iulus was also there, bearing a mind and manly concern beyond his years'

Care puer, mea sera and sola voluptas
is from the Aeneid as well, book 8, line 581

Not sure about the other one...
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