Natalis Dianae

P Sufenas Virius Lupus

Ave Diana Regina

Lanuvii Domina

virgo beatissima

lucis argenti luna

 

Latone prima filia

sine dolore nata

dona omnis praemia

qui tua beata

 

Favere omnis nobis

cum praeda venationis

ursae et leonis

et celeris leporis

 

Regina Nemorensis

Lanuvii Specularis

servorum liberationis

Sacra tu appellaris

 

Requiem Donatrix

Diva Dea Venatrix

nymphae curatrix

naturae protectorix

 

Antinoo communica

in multa templa

tua gratia divina

tua magna benefica

 

Cum Antinoo laudata

Dea Splendissima

Ave Lunae Dea Diana!

 

Ave Lunae Dea Diana!

Ave Lunae Dea Diana!

Ave Lunae Dea Diana!

 

[translation]

“Diana’s Birthdate” (August 13)

Hail Diana the Queen

Lady of Lanuvium

most beautiful virgin

moon of silver light

 

First child of Leto

born without pain,

give to all the gift

which is your blessedness

 

Favor us all

with the spoils of the hunt–

bear and lion

and swift hare

 

Queen of the Sacred Grove

Mirror-like (one) of Lanuvium

by liberation of slaves

you are called “Holy”

 

Giver of rest

Divine Huntress Goddess

overseer of nymphs

protectress of nature

 

Share with Antinous

into many temples

by your divine grace

your great favors

 

Praised with Antinous

O Most Splendid goddess,

Hail, Goddess of the Moon Diana!

 

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