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Heathcote William Garrod, comp. (1878–1960).  The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.  1912.
 
Astronomical Fragment
 
Quintus Tullius Cicero (c.102 B.C.–43 B.C.)
 
 
FLVMINA uerna cient obscuro lumine Pisces
curriculumque Aries aequat noctisque diique,
cornua quem condunt florum praenuntia Tauri;
aridaque aestatis Gemini primordia pandunt,
longaque iam minuit praeclarus lumina Cancer,        5
languificosque Leo proflat ferus ore calores.
post modium quatiens Virgo fugat orta uaporem:
autumni reserat portas aequatque diurna
tempora nocturnis dispenso sidere Libra:
effetos ramos denudat flamma Nepai:        10
pigra Sagittipotens iaculatur frigora terris:
bruma gelu glaciat iubarem spirans Capricorni,
quem sequitur nebulas rorans liquor altus Aquari.
tanta supra circaque uigescunt lumina mundi;
at dextra laeuaque ciet rota fulgida Solis        15
mobile curriculum et Lunae simulacra feruntur.
 

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