Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pastoris Puer et Agricolae (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:

Puer ēditiōre prātō oves pascēbat atque, per iocum, lupum terque quaterque adesse clāmitāns, Agricolās undique exciēbat. Illī, saepius illūsī, dum auxilium implōrantī nōn subveniunt, fiunt ovēs praeda lupō.

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):

Puer editióre prato Oves pascébat atque, per iocum, Lupum terque quatérque adésse clámitans, Agrícolas úndique exciébat. Illi, saépius illúsi, dum auxílium imploránti non subvéniunt, fiunt Oves praeda Lupo.

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:

Puer editiore prato Oves pascebat atque, per iocum, Lupum terque quaterque adesse clamitans, Agricolas undique exciebat. Illi, saepius illusi, dum auxilium imploranti non subveniunt, fiunt Oves praeda Lupo.

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

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