Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Silvanus et Leo (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 105 in Barlow. For parallel versions, see Perry 284.

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:

Silvānus et Leo ūnā iter conficiēbant et in trānsitū cernēbant monumentum eximium sūprā quod armātus stetit Homo et sub pedibus Leōnem dēbellātum conterēbat. Significatiōnem et sēnsum inquirentī Leōnī rēspondit Silvānus illud monumentum virtūtem et vim Hominis super bēluam triumphantis indicāsse. Cui lepidē Leo, Nē! Sī leōnēs etiam sculptōrēs ēvāsissent, contrārium hoc fore compertum crēdidissēs.


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):

Silvánus et Leo una iter conficiébant et in tránsitu cernébant monuméntum exímium supra quod armátus stetit Homo et sub pédibus Leónem debellátum conterébat. Significatiónem et sensum inquirénti Leóni respóndit Silvánus illud monuméntum virtútem et vim Hóminis super béluam triumphántis indicásse. Cui lépide Leo, Ne! Si leónes etiam sculptóres evasíssent, contrárium hoc fore compértum credidísses.


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:

Silvanus et Leo
una iter conficiebant
et in transitu
cernebant monumentum eximium
supra quod
armatus stetit Homo
et sub pedibus
Leonem debellatum conterebat.
Significationem et sensum inquirenti
Leoni respondit Silvanus
illud monumentum
virtutem et vim Hominis
super beluam triumphantis
indicasse.
Cui lepide Leo,
Ne!
Si leones etiam
sculptores evasissent,
contrarium hoc fore compertum
credidisses.



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




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