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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
To the Moon
 
Claudius (circa 280 (?) A.D.)
 
 
LVNA decus mundi, magni pars maxima caeli,
  Luna, uagus noctis splendor, quam signa secuntur,
Luna parens mensum numerosa prole renascens:
tu biiugos stellante polos ab Sole gubernas,
te redeunte dies fraternus colligit horas;        5
te pater Oceanus renouato respicit amne,
te spirant terrae, tu uinclis Tartara cingis;
tu sistro resonas, Brimo, tu cymbala quassas;
Isis Luna Core, uel Vesta es Iuno Cybelle.
septenis tu lumine eges sub mense diebus        10
et rursum renouas alternans lumina mensis.
tunc minor es, cum plena uenis; tunc plena resurgens,
cum minor es: crescis semper, cum deficis orbe.
huc ades et nostris precibus dea blandior esto
Luciferique iugis concordis siste iuuencas,        15
ut uoluat fortuna rotam, qua prospera currant.
 

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