Monday, February 15, 2010

Hinnuleus et Cervus (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 351.

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:

Hinnuleus quondam patrem suum hīs verbis interrogāsse dīcitur: Mī pater, cum multō sīs māior canibus et tam ardua cornua habeās, quibus ā tē vim prōpulsāre possīs, quī fit, ut canēs tantopere metuās? Ibi cervus rīdēns, "Mī nāte (inquit) vēra memorās; mihi tamen, nesciō quō pactō, semper accidit ut, audītā canum vōce, in fugam statim convertar. Haec fābula docet nātūra formīdulōsōs nullīs ratiōnibus fortēs reddī posse.



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):

Hinnúleus quondam patrem suum his verbis interrogásse dícitur: Mi pater, cum multo sis maior cánibus et tam árdua córnua hábeas, quibus a te vim propulsáre possis, qui fit, ut canes tantópere métuas? Ibi cervus ridens, "Mi nate (inquit) vera mémoras; mihi tamen, néscio quo pacto, semper áccidit ut, audíta canum voce, in fugam statim convértar. Haec fábula docet natúra formidulósos nullis ratiónibus fortes reddi posse.



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:

Hinnuleus quondam patrem suum his verbis interrogasse dicitur: Mi pater, cum multo sis maior canibus et tam ardua cornua habeas, quibus a te vim propulsare possis, qui fit, ut canes tantopere metuas? Ibi cervus ridens, "Mi nate (inquit) vera memoras; mihi tamen, nescio quo pacto, semper accidit ut, audita canum voce, in fugam statim convertar. Haec fabula docet natura formidulosos nullis rationibus fortes reddi posse.



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




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