Monday, March 26, 2012

Psalteria Rhythmica

Psalteria Rhythmica ed. by Clemens Blume and Guido Maria Dreves (1900)

As someone who finds rhyming Latin poetry irresistible, this is just my kind of book. Here are the opening lines of the Psalterium Iesu:

Ave, Iesu, beatorum
Spes et salus miserorum,
Dux et via tu iustorum,
Iter spernis impiorum.
Ave, candor purgans mentes,
In quem frustra fremunt gentes,
Invidorum nos rodentes
Et hostiles tunde dentes.


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