Tatwine Riddle 22: De Adam


Date: Wed 05 Jan 2022
Original text:

Regem me quondam gnari et dominum vocitabant 
Sceptri dum solus tunc regmen in orbe tenebam—
Pro dolor, heu, socia virtute redactus inermem.
Hostilis, subito, circum me copia cinxit, 
Ac deinceps miserum servis servire coegit.


Wise men once called me king and lord,
While I was alone holding then the sceptre’s rule in the world—
O woe, alas, reduced by my kindred character.
Suddenly, enemy troops surrounded me, defenceless,
And thereafter compelled me, miserable, to serve slaves.

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