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Flashcards in Ovid Poem 10 Deck (38):
1

Livor...edax...obicis
Line 1

Envy
Gnawing
Cast a slur

2

vocas carmen inertis opus
Line 2

Call my poetry the work of an idle talent

3

more patrum
Line 3

custom of the ancestors

4

praemia militiae pulverulenta sequi
Line 4

Pursue the dusty rewards of military service

5

verbosa leges
Line 5

Wordy laws

6

ediscere
Line 5

Learn completely

7

ingrato vocem prostituisse foro?
Line 6

Prostitute my voice in the ungrateful Forum?

8

mihi fama perennis
Line 7

But I (seek) everlasting fame

9

canar
Line 8

I may be received

10

Maeonides
Line 9

Son of Maeonia (reference to Homer's Illiad

11

Tenedos/Ide
Line 10

The offshore island and mountain near Troy

12

Simois
Line 10

Trojan river

13

Ceres
Line 11

Goddess of agriculture

14

Battiades
Line 13

Descendant of Battus

15

sophocleo
Line 15

Belonging to Sophocles an Athenian tragic playwright

16

cothurnus
Line 15

Buskin= platform soles boots worn by tragic actors to be taller

17

iactura
Line 15

Harm

18

Aratus
Line 16

A poet who wrote about astronomy and natural phenomena (especially weather) and was translated by Cicero

19

improbus
Line 17

Dishonest

20

Menandros
Line 18

Menander a Greek writer of comedies (several lines include stock characters from such plays)

21

Ennius
Line 19

One of the earliest Roman poets (epic) he attempted to write a history of Rome in verse

22

Accius
Line 20

A roman writer of tragedies

23

Varronem
Line 21

Varro a poet who wrote a Latin poem about Jason and the Argonauts

24

ratis
Line 21

Ship I.e. The Argo

25

Aesonius
Line 22

Son of Aeson I.e. Jason
Ovid asks in what age people will not know of this tale

26

Lucreti
Line 23

Lucreti a roman writer who wrote a poem defending Epicurean philosophy
Epicureans believed that matter can never be destroyed, however Ovid is ironic when stating that his work will be destroyed when the earth is

27

Tityrus
Line 25

A reference to Virgil. He was a character representing Virgil's Eclogues and also a reference to Aeneas and the Aeneid

28

fruges
Line 26

Crops

29

Tibulle
Line 27

Tibullus

30

Lycoris
Line 30

The name Gallus gave to his mistress. He was a love poet who was very influential, however his work did not survive

31

carmina morte carent
Line 32

Poetry is free from death

32

cedant carminibus reges regumque triumphi
Line 33

Let Kings and the triumphs of kings yield to poetry

33

Apollo
Line 33

God of the arts

34

Castalia...aqua
Line 36

Castalian spring

35

myrtum
Line 36

Myrtle

36

atque a sollicito multus amante legar
Line 38

And be much read by anxious lovers

37

pascitur in vivis Livor; post fata quiescit
Line 39

Envy feeds on the living; after death it is silent

38

vivam, parsque mei multa superstes
Line 42

I shall live, and a considerable part of me will survive