Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lupus Monachus (Odo)

SOURCE: Odo of Cheriton's' Latin fables are available in Hervieux's edition at GoogleBooks, and there is a delightful English translation by John Jacobs: The Fables of Odo of Cheriton.

This is fable 22 in Hervieux's edition. This is not in the classical Aesopic corpus, but Perry does list in his medieval appendix as Perry 595.

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:

Īsengrīmus semel voluit esse monachus. Magnīs precibus obtinuit quod Capitulum consēnsit; corōnam, cucullam et cētera monachālia suscēpit. Tandem posuērunt eum ad litterās; dēbuit addiscere Pater Noster, et semper rēspondit Agnus vel Ariēs. Docuērunt eum ut rēspiceret ad Crucifixum, ad sacrificium, et ille semper dīrexit oculōs ad ariētēs.


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):

Isengrímus semel vóluit esse mónachus. Magnis précibus obtínuit quod Capítulum consénsit; corónam, cucúllam et cétera monachália suscépit. Tandem posuérunt eum ad lítteras; débuit addíscere Pater Noster, et semper respóndit Agnus vel Áries. Docuérunt eum ut respíceret ad Crucifíxum, ad sacrifícium, et ille semper diréxit óculos ad ariétes.


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:

Isengrimus
semel voluit esse monachus.
Magnis precibus obtinuit
quod Capitulum consensit;
coronam, cucullam
et cetera monachalia suscepit.
Tandem posuerunt eum ad litteras;
debuit addiscere Pater Noster,
et semper respondit
Agnus vel Aries.
Docuerunt eum
ut respiceret
ad Crucifixum, ad sacrificium,
et ille
semper direxit oculos ad arietes.



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




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