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11:52 Jan 20, 2004
Italian to English translations [PRO] Art/Literary - Music / Opera
Italian term or phrase:Quel reo di morte, ch'ei discopra imponi.
Opera Poliuto. Nearco is before Callistene the high priest of Jove and Severo the Roman Proconsul because he is a Christian.
(indicando Nearco fra le guardie)
Quest'empio è nemico degli Dei:
securo avviso n'ebbi che aggiunse,
nella scorsa notte, uno a tanti seguaci
del suo vietato culto.
Quel reo di morte, ch'ei discopra imponi.
Explanation: he is guilty and must be sentenced to death.
I am afraid it's not the Italian we speak nowadays...
Imponi = you order (him, Severo)
ch'ei discovra = lit. to reveal (the crime)
quel reo di morte = of Nearco, who, as a Christian, is guilty and must be sentenced to death.