Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Satyrus et Viator (Barlow)

SOURCE: Aesop’s Fables in Latin: Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom. For more information - including vocabulary lists and grammar comments - see the page for this fable at the Aesopus Ning.

READ OUT LOUD. Choose which marked text you prefer to practice with - macrons or accent marks - and read the text out loud until you feel comfortable and confident. Then, try reading the unmarked text at the bottom. It should be easy for you after practicing with the marked texts. :-)

MACRONS. Here is the text with macrons:

Satyrus Viātōrem, nive obrutum atque algōre ēnectum, misertus dūcit in antrum suum. Refocillantem manūs anhēlitū ōris percontātur causam; “Ut calefiant,” inquit. Posteā, cum accumberent, sufflat Viātor in polentam. Quod cūr ita faceret interrogātus “Ut frīgescat,” inquit. Tunc continuō Satyrus Viātōrem ēiiciēns: “Nōlō (inquit) in meō ut sīs antrō, cui tam dīversum est ōs.”

ACCENT MARKS. Here is the text with ecclesiastical accents, plus some color-coding for the words of three or more syllables (blue: penultimate stress; red: antepenultimate stress):

Sátyrus Viatórem, nive óbrutum atque algóre enéctum, misértus ducit in antrum suum. Refocillántem manus anhélitu oris percontátur causam; “Ut caléfiant,” inquit. Póstea, cum accúmberent, sufflat Viator in poléntam. Quod cur ita fáceret interrogátus “Ut frigéscat,” inquit. Tunc contínuo Sátyrus Viatórem eiíciens: “Nolo (inquit) in meo ut sis antro, cui tam divérsum est os.”

UNMARKED TEXT. Here is the unmarked text - after practicing with the marked text that you prefer, you should not have any trouble with the unmarked text:

Satyrus Viatorem, nive obrutum atque algore enectum, misertus ducit in antrum suum. Refocillantem manus anhelitu oris percontatur causam; “Ut calefiant,” inquit. Postea, cum accumberent, sufflat Viator in polentam. Quod cur ita faceret interrogatus “Ut frigescat,” inquit. Tunc continuo Satyrus Viatorem eiiciens: “Nolo (inquit) in meo ut sis antro, cui tam diversum est os.”

IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source).

Here is another illustration from the Medici Aesop, which is online at the New York Public Library website.

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