by Vincenzo Grimani (1655? - 1710)
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Io di Roma il Giove sono
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Io di Roma il Giove sono,  
né v'è già chi meco imperi

van raminghi a piè del trono
dov'io son, gl'altrui pensieri.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "I am the Jupiter of Rome", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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I am the Jupiter of Rome
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
I am the Jupiter of Rome,
yet there is nobody to reign at my side.

Other people's scurrilous thoughts 
wander about aimlessly at the feet of my throne.


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This text was added to the website: 2018-05-16
Line count: 4
Word count: 28