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motum ex Metello consule civicum bellique causas et vitia et modos ludumque Fortunae … tractas
you treat the civil commotions [emanating] from Metellus's consulship and the causes and evils and strategies of war, and the mischief of Fortune
gravisque principum amicitias et arma nondum expiatis uncta cruoribus periculosae plenum opus aleae tractas et incedis per ignes suppositos cineri doloso
you treat the severe friendships of leaders and arms soaked with blood not yet expiated, a work filled with perilous games of hazard and you walk over fires laid beneath treacherous ash.
paulum serverae Musa tragoediae desit theatris; mox, ubi publicas res ordinaris, grande munus Cecropio repetes cothurno
let the Muse of austere tragedies depart for theatres for a little while; soon, when you will have ordered the public affairs, you will seek again your high office with Attic buskin
insigne maestis praesidium reis et consulenti, Pollio, curiae, cui laurus aeternos honores Delmatico peperit triumpho
Pollio, famed defense to gloomy defendants and to statesmen in their deliberations, for whom the laurel procures everlasting honors on account of your Delmatian victory
iam nunc minaci murmure cornuum perstringis auris, iam litui strepunt, iam fulgor armorum fugacis terret equos equitumque vultus
even now, you deafen the ears with the threatening clamor of cavalry horns, already the straight horns blast, already the luster of the weaponry terrifies the skittish horses and the faces of the horsemen
audire magnos iam videor duces non indecoro pulvere sordidos, et cuncta terrarum subacta praeter atrocem animum Catonis
already I seem to hear the great leaders filthy not with inglorious dust, and all of the earthen territories subdued except the stern mind of Cato
Iuno et deorum quisquis amicior Afris inulta cesserat impotens tellure victorum nepotes rettulit inferias Iugurthae
Juno and whoever of the gods is more inclined to favor the Africans had withdrawn helpless, the land unavenged and has offered the grandsons of the victors as funeral rites to Jugurtha
quis non Latino sanguine pinguior campus sepulcris impia proelia testatur auditumque Medis Hesperiae sonitum ruinae?
which field bloated with Latin blood does not declare the accursed battles by its tombs, and make known the sound of western ruin heard by the Parthians?
qui gurges aut quae flumina lugubris ignara belli? quod mare Dauniae non decoloravere caedes? quae caret ora cruore nostro?
what sea, what rivers are ignorant of this mournful war? what sea has Apulian blood not stained? what border is without our blood?
sed ne relictis, Musa procax, iocis Ceae retractes munera neniae, mecum Dionaeo sub antro quaere modos leviore plectro
but, impudent muse, seek me and the measures of a lighter plectrum in the shadow of a Dionean cave lest you take up the task of the Cean dirge, with light matters having been abandoned