LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

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LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Octavius Aurelius Augustus » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:43 pm

Sponsored by O. Aurelius Augustus

Salvete omnes,

I will sponsor a Literary Contest for the Ludi Megalenses (Megalesia):

Requirements: Write a poem about or related to the Magna Mater.

All entries for this category should be posted here or sent to me in Private Message from April 4th to April 8th

The winner will be determined me.

I will pledge 30 denarii to the winner.

Optime valete and good writing!
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Gaius Claudius Quadratus » Thu Apr 06, 2017 6:30 pm

Salve, Auguste!

I have a poem to Mater Magna which I plan to submit to you tomorrow. Do you prefer that I post it in this forum or send it to you privately?

Vale!
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Gaius Claudius Quadratus » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:11 pm

Salve, Auguste!

I attempted to send you my entry as a personal message but I have not received any indication it has gone through. Please confirm that you have received it.

Vale!
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:56 pm

Gaius Claudius Quadratus wrote:Salve, Auguste!

I attempted to send you my entry as a personal message but I have not received any indication it has gone through. Please confirm that you have received it.

Vale!
Quadratus



Why not post it here for we can all enjoy it?
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas » Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:01 pm

My entry humbly entered.

O Magna Mater,
Protect us,
Nourish us,
envelope us in your
great arms!
Sustain us, nurture us,
We are a part of you.
We feel your warmth
Of the day
And your coolness of night.
May we always honor you.
Romans pious
Emulating your motherly virtue
Now and always.
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Gaius Claudius Quadratus » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:39 am

Salve, Maecenas!

Having read your poem, I am struck by the fact that it expresses many of the same sentiments that are in mine. I guess this is not surprising considering Romans are expressing themselves about the same devotional subject. Anyway, I shall post my entry on this forum since I've had no indication my previous submission was received.

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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Gaius Claudius Quadratus » Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:45 am

Salvete, Auguste et omnibus!

Following is my entry into the literary contest. It is a poem to the Magna Mater in Latin and English. Ideally, the Latin and English should be side by side, but I was not able to transmit it in that format with the proper spacing so the English is below.

Valete!
C. Claudius Quadratus

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Veneratio

O Cybele, O Magna Mater,
noli nos orbem terrarum desere!
In hoc tempore molestia egemus te.

O Mater Deorum,
noli nos patriam, nos urbem relinquere!
Mane ut veneremur te, ut laudemus te.

O Mater,
noli nos de tua tutela excutere!
Complexus, vis, numen tui opus est.

O incolamus tua templa in perpetuum!



O Cybele, O Great Mother,
do not forsake our world!
In this troublesome time, we need you.

O Mother of the Gods,
do not abandon our fatherland, our city!
Stay, so that we may praise you, worship you.

O Mother,
do not cast us away from your protection!
Your embrace, your strength, your divinity is vital.

O that we may forever dwell in your temple!
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Octavius Aurelius Augustus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:07 pm

And the winer of the Ludi Megalenses II Literary Contest is Tiberius Cilnius Maecenas!
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Re: LUDI MEGALENSES II - Literary Contest (4-8 April)

Postby Publius Iunius Brutus » Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:29 pm

Congrats to the winners and well done to all the participants.

Maecenas, the victor's badge has been applied to your profile. I will leave it to our aediles to award you the denarii prize.

See: http://romanrepublic.org/civitas/citize ... ecenas/280

Great work!
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