Translation by Mario Rapisardi (1844 - 1912)

Ad Dianam et Apollinem
Language: Latin 
Dianam tenerae dicite virgines,
intonsum pueri dicite Cynthium,
  Latonamque supremo
    dilectam penitus Iovi.

vos laetam fluviis et nemorum coma,
quaecumque aut gelido prominet Algido
  nigris aut Erymanthi
    silvis aut viridis Gragi,

vos Tempe totidem tollite laudibus
natalemque, mares, Delon Apollinis
  insignemque pharetra
    fraternaque umerum lyra.

hic bellum lacrimosum, hic miseram famem
pestemque a populo et principe Caesare in
  Persas atque Britannos
    vestra motus aget prece.

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Diana, o tenere donzelle, diteci
Language: Italian (Italiano)  after the Latin 
Diana, o tenere donzelle, diteci,
    L’intonso Cintio diteci, o giovani,
        E Latona del sommo
        Giove diletta all’animo.

Voi chi rallegrasi di fiumi e d’arbori
    Chiomati, o all’Algido freddo sovrastino
        O d’Erimanto a’ neri
        Boschi o del Crago erbifero;

Voi Tempe diteci con pari laudi
    E Delo patria d’Apollo, o giovani,
        E di faretra e lira
        Fraterna insigne l’omero.

Ei guerra flebile, carestia misera
    E lue dal popolo e dal gran Cesare
        Vorrà a Persi e Britanni
        Mosso da’ preghi volgere.

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Confirmed with Opere di Mario Rapisardi, Ordinate e corrette da esso. Volume V. Le odi di Orazio. L'Empedocle. Il Prometeo di Shelley, Catania, Niccolò Giannotta, 1897.


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This text was added to the website: 2019-05-26
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Word count: 80