by Pietro Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi (1698 - 1782), as Pietro Metastasio
Translation © by Andrew Schneider

Con sì bel nome in fronte
Language: Italian (Italiano) 
Available translation(s): ENG
Con sì bel nome in fronte
combatterai più forte.
Rispetterà la sorte
di Roma un figlio in te.
Libero vivi e quando
tel nieghi il fato ancora,
almen come si mora
apprenderai da me.


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  • ENG English (Andrew Schneider) , "With such a glorious name across your brow", copyright © 2019, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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This text was added to the website: 2018-06-09
Line count: 8
Word count: 34

With such a glorious name across your brow
Language: English  after the Italian (Italiano) 
With such a glorious name across your brow,
you shall fight more vigorously.
Fortune shall regard you
as a true son of Rome.

Live free. When Fate
should deny you even this,
at least you shall learn from me
how one ought to die.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-11-26
Line count: 8
Word count: 44