Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Haedus et Lupus (J&D)

SOURCE: Second Latin Book: Jacobs' and Doering's Latin Reader (1845) at GoogleBooks. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 103.

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:

Cum haedus ēvāsisset lupum et confugisset in caulam ovium, "Quid tū, stulte (inquit ille) hīc tē salvum futūrum spērās, ubī quotīdiē pecudēs rapī et diīs mactārī videās?" "Nōn cūrō (inquit haedus); nam sī moriendum sit, quantō praeclārius mihi erit, meō cruōre aspergī ārās deōrum immortālium quam irrigārī siccās lupī faucēs. Haec fābula docet bonōs mortem quae omnibus imminet, nōn timēre, sī cum honestāte et laude coniuncta sit.



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):

Cum haedus evasísset lupum et confugísset in caulam óvium, "Quid tu, stulte (inquit ille) hic te salvum futúrum speras, ubi quotídie pécudes rapi et diis mactári vídeas?" "Non curo (inquit haedus); nam si moriéndum sit, quanto praeclárius mihi erit, meo cruóre aspérgi aras deórum immortálium quam irrigári siccas lupi fauces. Haec fábula docet bonos mortem quae ómnibus ímminet, non timére, si cum honestáte et laude coniúncta sit.



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:

Cum haedus evasisset lupum
et confugisset in caulam ovium,
"Quid tu, stulte (inquit ille),
hic te salvum futurum
speras,
ubi quotidie
pecudes rapi et diis mactari
videas?"
"Non curo (inquit haedus);
nam si moriendum sit,
quanto praeclarius mihi erit,
meo cruore
aspergi aras deorum immortalium
quam irrigari siccas lupi fauces.
Haec fabula docet
bonos
mortem quae omnibus imminet,
non timere,
si cum honestate et laude
coniuncta sit.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing those lupi fauces!




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