Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Divinator et Fures (Camerarius)

SOURCE: Fabulae Aesopicae by the great 16th-century scholar Ioachim Camerarius in a 1702 reprint at GoogleBooks. This is number 39 in the collection. For more information and other versions of this fable, see the links list for Perry 161.

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:

Dīvīnātor in forō rēspondebat cōnsulentibus, cum subitō nuntius illī advēnit, patēre forēs domūs ipsīus neque intus quicquam reliquum, sed omnem supellectilem esse dīreptam. Quō perculsus animō ille exiliit, et curriculō ad aedēs suās contendit. Hunc cōnspicātus festīnantem quīdam: Heus tū, inquit, cum aliēnārum rērum praedictiōnēs profitērēre, cūr tuās neglēgēbās?


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):

Divinátor in foro respondébat consuléntibus, cum súbito núntius illi advénit, patére fores domus ipsíus neque intus quicquam réliquum, sed omnem supelléctilem esse diréptam. Quo percúlsus ánimo ille exíliit, et currículo ad aedes suas conténdit. Hunc conspicátus festinántem quidam: Heus tu, inquit, cum alienárum rerum praedictiónes profiterére, cur tuas neglegébas?


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:

Divinator
in foro respondebat consulentibus,
cum subito
nuntius illi advenit,
patere fores domus ipsius
neque intus quicquam reliquum,
sed omnem supellectilem
esse direptam.
Quo perculsus animo
ille exiliit,
et curriculo
ad aedes suas contendit.
Hunc conspicatus festinantem quidam:
Heus tu, inquit,
cum alienarum rerum praedictiones profiterere,
cur tuas neglegebas?



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




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