Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Avarus et Invidus (Barlow)

SOURCE: You can find Francis Barlow's illustrated edition of Aesop's fables (1687 edition) available online at Michigan State University. I've also transcribed the fables at the Aesopus wiki, with page images at Aesopica.net. This is fable 83 in Barlow. For parallel versions, see Perry 580.

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:

Avārus et Invidus ōrābant Iovem: Apollo mittitur ut eōrum vōtīs satisfiat, quī utrīque dat līberam optandī facultātem, hāc conditiōne ut quodcumque alter petiisset, alter idipsum acciperet dūplicātum. Haeret diū Avārus petitque nōn pauca, et dūplum accēpit Socius. Invidus tamen hoc petīvit ut ipse ūnō prīvētur oculō, laetus Socium multandum esse utrōque.


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):

Avárus et Ínvidus orábant Iovem: Apóllo míttitur ut eórum votis satísfiat, qui utríque dat líberam optándi facultátem, hac conditióne ut quodcúmque alter petiísset, alter idípsum accíperet duplicátum. Haeret diu Avárus petítque non pauca, et duplum accépit Sócius. Ínvidus tamen hoc petívit ut ipse uno privétur óculo, laetus Sócium multándum esse utróque.


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:

Avarus et Invidus
orabant Iovem:
Apollo mittitur
ut eorum votis satisfiat,
qui
utrique dat
liberam optandi facultatem,
hac conditione
ut quodcumque alter petiisset,
alter
idipsum acciperet duplicatum.
Haeret diu Avarus
petitque non pauca,
et duplum accepit Socius.
Invidus tamen
hoc petivit
ut ipse uno privetur oculo,
laetus
Socium multandum esse utroque.



IMAGE. Here is Francis Barlow's illustration for the story:




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