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Gladiator Sine Pace
by Roger A. Ochs
Saturday, November 23, 2002

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Ego
ego umbra ignava sum
Sed olim
olim paulisper
Hic homo tristis et maculosus
Vivebam

In proeliis triginta
Gladium meum ostendebam
Ubi tubae sonuerunt
Cor meus
cum sanguine atroci et inimico
Currebat

Ubi interficiebam
ridebam
Percussi et repercussi
Morti beastia saeve eram
Dum mors
mors
Ad hades me
portaret

Nunc
frusta veritum intellego
umbam inimici mei
Peto
Et ubi inveniuntur
Ab illos averto
Timeo
Timeo
ne veniam
illorum petam

Abivi
umbra tristis et aeger
Ululavi




for those of you who don't read Latin, the translation will follow in a day or so.

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/15/2002
Hey....thanks for the lesson but dit not catch a word.....maybe umbre and ego...because i had a dog with the name "Hombre".....lol
Love
Tinka
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 11/26/2002
Latin none, except "E Pluribus Unum"...
Glad you translated your write in the more recent version!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 11/24/2002
You have warned me there are tears to come.. my HS latin hasnt helped much here but I have my tissue ready for the words I will know.. Ego is personal.. can I bear to read of sadness or pain that is about you? I shall tiptoe to it.. katy.
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 11/23/2002
My Father understands the tongue that is Latin. I however know very little, though it is something I’d love to be more knowing of. From what Alex has exposed with his translation it looks indeed like my sort of poetry. Ty, Dani

Reviewed by jing javier 11/23/2002
would love to take language classes again for me to understand this but it for sure will took me plenty of time.. =)

so will wait for the translation..hurry dad!

Reviewed by Marilyn Seray 11/23/2002
Yeah to what Alexander said! and um..strike hard deadly beast? counting from those who turn away? That's as far as I go. Cant wait till you translate the entire poem for us. :)
Reviewed by Josephine Bohen 11/23/2002
10 for the outright coolness of this
you rock roger
josie
Reviewed by Maria Lupinacci 11/23/2002
Roger HELP!!! Translation please???
Alex helped, but I would like to read the rest of this poem, because from what Alex posted, it sounds beautiful!

Hugs,
Maria
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 11/23/2002
Geez, Roger, I feel like I'm back in the Catholic Church! I used to sneak out, then
hang out at the drugstore or at the Southern Babtist Church where they spoke ENGLISH - and laughed and danced and sang and had a GOOD time (-:
Reviewed by Alexander Shaumyan (Reader) 11/23/2002
Ego
ego umbra ignava sum
Sed olim
olim paulisper
Hic homo tristis et maculosus
Vivebam

Let's see:

I, I am a cowardly shadow,
But once
Once for a short time
I lived here
A sad and a blood-stained man.

Great imagery.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/23/2002
I think I'll wait for the translation, loco citado;-).
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/23/2002
I'm dumber than dirt, how you expect me to review this????
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 11/23/2002
Love the art and only can desifer few words... Good Roger...
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