Tatwine Riddle 21: De malo


Date: Wed 05 Jan 2022
Original text:

Est mirum ingrato cunctis quod nomine dicor,
Cum rarum aut dubium qui me sine vivere constat.
Nec ego privatim constare bono sine possum,
Certum namque bonum si dempserit omne, peribo.
Iam, mihi nulla boni innata est substantia veri.


It is remarkable that I am called by a name unpleasant to all,
Because it is rare or doubtful that someone manages to live without me.
Nor can I manage on my own without good,
For certainly if one removes all good, I will perish.
Moreover, no substance of true good is innate in me.

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