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Tibulo

Fecha de nacimiento: 50 a.C.
Fecha de muerte: 19 a.C.

Albio Tibulo [a]​ fue un poeta lírico latino.

„It is enough for me to have shown the will.“

—  Tibullus

Bk. 4, no. 1, line 7.
Misattributed
Original: (la) Est nobis voluisse satis.

„Be bold: Venus herself aids the stout-hearted.“

—  Tibullus

Bk. 1, no. 2, line 16.
Elegies
Original: (la) Audendum est: fortes adiuvat ipsa Venus.

„Whatsoever [Love] does, whithersoever she turns her steps, Grace follows her unseen to order all aright.“

—  Tibullus

Illam, quidquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit,
componit furtim subsequiturque Decor.
Bk. 4, no. 2, line 7.
Tibullus' authorship of this poem is doubtful.
Elegies
Original: (la) Illam, quidquid agit, quoquo vestigia movit,<br/>componit furtim subsequiturque Decor.

„Because of thee thy Egypt never sues for showers, nor does the parched blade bow to Jove the Rain-giver.“

—  Tibullus

Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,
arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.
Bk. 1, no. 7, line 25.
Of the River Nile.
Variant translation: Because of you your land never pleads for showers, nor does its parched grass pray to Jupiter the Rain-giver.
Elegies
Original: (la) Te propter nullos tellus tua postulat imbres,<br/>arida nec pluvio supplicat herba Iovi.

„Tis hard to feign merriment when the heart is sad.“

—  Tibullus

Bk. 3, no. 6, line 34.
Misattributed
Original: (la) Difficile est tristi fingere mente iocum.

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„May I look on thee when my last hour comes; may I hold thy hand, as I sink, in my dying clasp.“

—  Tibullus

Te spectem, suprema mihi cum venerit hora,
Et teneam moriens deficiente manu.
Bk. 1, no. 1, line 59.
Variant translation: May I be looking at you when my last hour has come, and dying may I hold you with my weakening hand.
Elegies
Original: (la) Te spectem, suprema mihi cum venerit hora,<br/>Et teneam moriens deficiente manu.

„Jupiter laughs at the false oaths of lovers.“

—  Tibullus

Periuria ridet amantum
Iuppiter.
Bk. 3, no. 6, line 49.
Misattributed
Original: (la) Periuria ridet amantum<br/>Iuppiter.

„Be not afraid to swear. Null and void are the perjuries of love; the winds bear them ineffective over land and the face of the sea. Great thanks to Jove! The Sire himself has decreed no oath should stand that love has taken in the folly of desire.“

—  Tibullus

Nec iurare time: veneris periuria venti
inrita per terras et freta summa ferunt.
gratia magna Iovi: vetuit Pater ipse valere,
iurasset cupide quidquid ineptus amor.
Bk. 1, no. 4, line 21.
Elegies
Original: (la) Nec iurare time: veneris periuria venti<br/>inrita per terras et freta summa ferunt.<br/>gratia magna Iovi: vetuit Pater ipse valere,<br/>iurasset cupide quidquid ineptus amor.

„Fond Hope keeps the spark alive, whispering ever that to-morrow things will mend.“

—  Tibullus

Credula vitam
spes fovet et fore cras semper ait melius.
Bk. 2, no. 6, line 19.
Elegies
Original: (la) Credula vitam<br/>spes fovet et fore cras semper ait melius.

„And some aged man in homage to his ancient love will yearly place a garland on her mounded tomb, and, as he goes, will say: "Sleep well and peacefully, and above thy untroubled ashes let the earth be light."“

—  Tibullus

Atque aliquis senior veteres veneratus amores
annua constructo serta dabit tumulo,
et "bene" discedens dicet "placideque quiescas,
terraque securae sit super ossa levis."
Bk. 2, no. 4, line 47.
Elegies
Original: (la) Atque aliquis senior veteres veneratus amores<br/>annua constructo serta dabit tumulo,<br/>et "bene" discedens dicet "placideque quiescas,<br/>terraque securae sit super ossa levis."

„Who was the first discoverer of the horrible sword? How savage was he and literally iron!“

—  Tibullus

Quis fuit, horrendos primus qui protulit enses?
quam ferus et vere ferreus ille fuit!
Bk. 1, no. 10, line 1.
Elegies
Original: (la) Quis fuit, horrendos primus qui protulit enses?<br/>quam ferus et vere ferreus ille fuit!

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