Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Canis Venaticus et Alter Domesticus (Camerarius)

SOURCE: Fabulae Aesopicae by the great 16th-century scholar Ioachim Camerarius in a 1702 reprint at GoogleBooks. This is number 91 in the collection. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 92.

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:

Cui erant canēs duo, is hōrum alterum ad vēnātiōnēs assuēfēcit, alterum ad custōdiam domūs. Sī quid autem praedae partum labōre vēnāticī allātum forte esset, particeps fiēbat illīus et domesticus. Ferēbat id molestē vēnāticus, et convītia ignāviae et dēsidiae faciēbat domesticō, querēbāturque dē suīs illum dēfatīgātiōnibus et sūdōre bene victitāre. Cui domesticus rēspondit, nōn sē accūsandum esse, sed dominum, ā quō nōn labōrēs, sed aliōrum labōre quaesīta absūmere, ēdoctus esset.


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):

Cui erant canes duo, is horum álterum ad venatiónes assuefécit, álterum ad custódiam domus. Si quid autem praedae partum labóre venátici allátum forte esset, párticeps fiébat illíus et domésticus. Ferébat id moléste venáticus, et convítia ignáviae et desídiae faciébat doméstico, querebatúrque de suis illum defatigatiónibus et sudóre bene victitáre. Cui domésticus respóndit, non se accusándum esse, sed dóminum, a quo non labóres, sed aliórum labóre quaesíta absúmere, edóctus esset.


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:

Cui erant canes duo,
is
horum alterum
ad venationes assuefecit,
alterum
ad custodiam domus.
Si quid autem praedae partum
labore venatici
allatum forte esset,
particeps fiebat illius
et domesticus.
Ferebat id moleste venaticus,
et convitia ignaviae et desidiae
faciebat domestico,
querebaturque
de suis illum defatigationibus
et sudore bene victitare.
Cui domesticus respondit,
non se accusandum esse,
sed dominum,
a quo
non labores, sed aliorum labore
quaesita absumere,
edoctus esset.



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




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