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Da scirocco a tramontana

Language: Italian (Italiano)

Da scirocco a tramontana,    
da levante a mezzogiorno
è palese intorno, intorno
la mia antica nobiltà.
Ho gran feudi ed ho vassalli,
ho più nonni marescialli,
più sorelle principesse,
tre regine, sei contesse,
dieci consoli romani,
ed i principi, i sovrani,
non si posson numerar.
Ma cospetto! Voi ridete?
Signor mio, non li vedete?
Ecco Numa, ecco Scipione,
Marco Aurelio, Marco Agrippa,
Muzio Scevola, e Catone,
e quei due che vanno a spalla
son Tiberio e Caracalla.
Con rispetto salutateli
sprofondatevi, inchinatevi
a ciascun di qua di là.


Translation(s): ENG

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Submitted by Andrew Schneider [Guest Editor]

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Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "From the south unto the north", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Text added to the website: 2018-06-03.
Last modified: 2018-08-15 19:26:44
Line count: 21
Word count: 88

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From the south unto the north

Language: English after the Italian (Italiano)

From the south unto the north,
from east unto west,
my ancient nobility
is beyond self-evident:
witness my great fiefs and vassals,
my myriad marshal grandfathers,
my sisters who are princesses,
three queens, six countesses,
ten consuls of Rome,
the innumerable princes and kings.
You actually laugh?
Sir, don't you see them?
Numa Pompilius, Scipio,
Marcus Aurelius, Marcus Agrippa,
Mutius Scaevola, Cato,
and those two that tower above the rest
are Tiberius and Caracalla.
Salute them,
prostrate yourself,
bow your head low to each one, everywhere.


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Text added to the website: 2018-06-07.
Last modified: 2018-06-07 17:05:42
Line count: 20
Word count: 86