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Gaudeamus igitur, sort of

  1. Oct 23, 2007 #1

    arivero

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    From Agustin Garcia, or at least supervised by him, a 1970 student hymn

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    Gaudeamus igitur,
    iuvenes dum sumus.
    Post rebellem iuventutem,
    post pacatam senectutem,
    nos habebit humus.

    Vbi sunt qui ante nos
    in mundo fuerunt?
    Ossa sub terra crepant,
    miseri nos increpant,
    quod numquam vixerunt.

    Nos autem iam nolumus
    obsequi isti legi,
    neque argentum pro labore,
    nec laborem pro amore,
    neque regere nec regi.

    Si nescimus forsitan
    quae fieri velimus,
    at ea quae nos premunt,
    at ea quae falsa sunt,
    ea satis scimus.

    Cui prodest ista iam
    negotiorum rota,
    tot consortia fabricarum,
    tot commercia catenarum?
    Ipsamet tibi tota.

    Cui prosunt, quaesumus,
    saecla gobernantum
    et imperia militaria
    et officia statutaria?
    Ipsamet sibi tantum.

    Pereat ergo Dominus
    nummorum et fascium,
    et rex qui mortificat
    et lex quae iustificat,
    et qui colunt mendacium.

    Pereat Accademia,
    pereant professores,
    et cathedrae quaelibet
    et decani quilibet,
    simul ac rectores.

    Sed et scholae pereant
    ingeniariorum,
    pereat technica fatalis,
    pereat scientia venalis,
    opium populorum.

    Vivat liber amor et
    fratrum et sororum,
    vivat et inmunitas,
    libertas, communitas,
    omnium conservorum.

    Vivat ars dialectica,
    mors religionis;
    nam quae ratio construit,
    ratio ipsa destruit.
    Vivat ius negationis.

    Vivat vita hominum,
    si quid erit tale;
    sin minus, vel pereat
    et ad umbras transeat
    animal rationale".
     
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  3. Oct 23, 2007 #2

    Moonbear

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    1) What's the point of this?
    2) For those of us who have forgotten most of the Latin we ever learned, please provide a translation.
     
  4. Oct 23, 2007 #3
    it sounds like it's party time to me
     
  5. Oct 23, 2007 #4

    Evo

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  6. Oct 23, 2007 #5

    arivero

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    Indeed, it is a 1965-1975 variant of "De Brevitate Vitae"
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2007
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