Monday, February 22, 2010

Inimici (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 68.

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:

In eādem nāvī vehēbantur duo, quī inter sē capitālia odia exercēbant. Ūnus eōrum in prōrā, alter in puppī residēbat. Orta tempestāte ingentī, cum omnēs dē vītā dēspērārent, interrogat is, quī in puppī sedēbat, gubernātōrem, utram partem nāvis prius submersum īrī existimāret. Cui gubernātor, "Prōram," rēspondit. Tum ille, "Iam mors mihi nōn molesta est, cum inimīcī meī mortem adspectūrus sim."



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):

In eádem navi vehebántur duo, qui inter se capitália ódia exercébant. Unus eórum in prora, alter in puppi residébat. Orta tempestáte ingénti, cum omnes de vita desperárent, intérrogat is, qui in puppi sedébat, gubernatórem, utram partem navis prius submérsum iri existimáret. Cui gubernátor, "Proram," respóndit. Tum ille, "Iam mors mihi non molésta est, cum inimíci mei mortem adspectúrus sim."



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:

In eadem navi vehebantur duo, qui inter se capitalia odia exercebant. Unus eorum in prora, alter in puppi residebat. Orta tempestate ingenti, cum omnes de vita desperarent, interrogat is, qui in puppi sedebat, gubernatorem, utram partem navis prius submersum iri existimaret. Cui gubernator, "Proram," respondit. Tum ille, "Iam mors mihi non molesta est, cum inimici mei mortem adspecturus sim."



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing a sinking ship!




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