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could you help me translate a few lines?
Vivamus mea Lesbia atque amemus
Rumoresque senum severiorum
Omnes unus aestimemus assis.
Let us live my Lesbia and let us love
and all the rumours of being very austere
we will value little.
thanks in advance.
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For Rumoresque senum severiorum try: "All the gossip of rather austere old men" (senum -> senex, here used as a noun)
IPHIGENIE: Kann uns zum Vaterland die Fremde werden?
ARKAS: Und dir ist fremd das Vaterland geworden.
IPHIGENIE: Das ist's, warum mein blutend Herz nicht heilt.
(Goethe, Iphigenie auf Tauris)
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That should be unius aestimemus assis. That's genitive of quality/value, "we will consider the worth of a single penny."
Ex mala malo
bono malo uesci
quam ex bona malo
malo malo malo.
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Imber Ranae wrote:
"we will consider the worth of a single penny."
"aestimemus" is not future indicative but present hortatory subjunctive, i.e. "let us value..."
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spiphany wrote:For Rumoresque senum severiorum try: "All the gossip of rather austere old men" (senum -> senex, here used as a noun)
I've generally translated "severiorum" as "more stern" old men, which I think better reflects the group of people he's describing that disapprove of Catullus' Bohemian, neoteric lifestyle.
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I'm boring, I use "severe"
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