Saturday, May 22, 2010

Caprarius et Caprae (DeFuria)

SOURCE: This comes from the Latin translation that accompanies De Furia's edition of the Greek Aesopic corpus, published in 1810 and available at GoogleBooks. This is fable 261 in De Furia; for other versions, see Perry 6.

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:

In dēsertam spēluncam Caprārius hieme dēductīs Caprīs, silvestrēs inibi caprās reperit, hircōsque, longē plūrēs et grandiōrēs illīs quōs habēbat. Prōpriis ergō propter silvestrēs Caprīs dīmissīs, illās frondibus ēdūcāvit. Ubī vērō serēnitās advenit, prōpriās quidem dēmortuās famē reperit, silvestrēs vērō in montem effugere. At Caprārius rīdēns, domum vacuus reversus est.


ACCENT MARKS. Here is the text with accent marks, plus some color-coding for the words of three or more syllables (blue: penultimate stress; red: antepenultimate stress):

In desértam spelúncam Caprárius híeme dedúctis Capris, silvéstres ínibi capras réperit, hircósque, longe plures et grandióres illis quod habébat. Própriis ergo propter silvéstres Capris dimíssis, illas fróndibus educávit. Ubi vero serénitas ádvenit, próprias quidem demórtuas fame réperit, silvéstres vero in montem effúgere. At Caprárius ridens, domum vácuus revérsus est.


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:

In desertam speluncam
Caprarius
hieme
deductis Capris,
silvestres inibi capras reperit,
hircosque,
longe plures
et grandiores illis
quos habebat.
Propriis ergo
propter silvestres
Capris dimissis,
illas frondibus educavit.
Ubi vero
serenitas advenit,
proprias quidem
demortuas fame reperit,
silvestres vero
in montem effugere.
At Caprarius ridens,
domum
vacuus reversus est.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing some wild goats:




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