The Pit and the Pendulum What's Translation of Opening Poem? : LUSENET : The Work of Edgar Allan Poe : One Thread

What is the translation...please?

Impia tortorum longas hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent.

Thanks :-)

-- Anonymous, June 07, 2000


A Franciscan Friar from St. Bonaventure University provided me with the following "translation." Good Luck.

The impious crowd, not satisfied, here nourishes long furies on innocent blood. Sustain now, fatherland, the cave of death having been broken. Where death was fierce, life and salvation are manifest.

-- Anonymous, July 26, 2000

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