quandoquidem examples

Catullus – Carmen 101

Multas per gentes et multa per aequora vectus
advenio has miseras, frater, ad inferias,
ut te postremo donarem munere mortis
et mutam nequiquam adloquerer cinerem,
quandoquidem fortuna mihi tete abstulit ipsum,
heu miser indigne frater adempte mihi.
nunc tamen interea haec, prisco quae more parentum
tradita sunt tristi munere ad inferias,
accipe fraterno multum manantia fletu
atque in perpetuum, frater, ave atque vale.
Through many nations and through many seas borne,
I come, brother, for these sad funeral rites,
that I may give the last gifts to the dead,
and may vainly speak to your silent ashes,
since fortune has taken yourself away from me.
Ah, poor brother, undeservedly snatched from me.
But now receive these gifts, which have been
handed down in the ancient manner of ancestors,
the sad gifts to the grave, drenched with a brother’s tears,
and for ever, brother, hail and farewell.

Latin text and English translation: L.C. Smithers (trans.), The Carmina of Gaius Valerius Catullus, (London, 1894)

Lucretius – de rerum natura, Book III, lines 830-831

nil igitur mors est ad nos neque pertinet hilum,
quandoquidem natura animi mortalis habetur.
Therefore death is nothing to us, it matters not one jot,
since the nature of the mind is understood to be mortal.

Virgil Eclogues III 55 (Bucolica)

Dicite: quandoquidem in molli consedimus herba Sing then since we are seated on the soft grass

Virgil Aeneid Liber 7:547

quandoquidem Ausonio respersi sanguine Teucros Since I’ve sprinkled the Trojans with Ausonian blood

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