Saturday, May 22, 2010

Medicus et Aegrotus (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 224 in De Furia; for other versions, see Perry 114.

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:

Medicus Aegrōtum cūrābat. Cum hic autem obiisset, ille ad efferentēs dīcēbat: Vir iste, sī vīnō abstinuisset, clysteribusque ūsus esset, profectō minimē interiisset. Tum quīdam ex iīs, quī aderant, prōtinus rēspondēns, Haud nunc, ait, Ō praeclāre, oportēbat ista tē dīcere, cum iuvāre nihil possunt, sed tunc Aegrōtum dē hīs admonēre dēbēbās, cum ūtī poterat.


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):

Médicus Aegrótum curábat. Cum hic autem obiísset, ille ad efferéntes dicébat: Vir iste, si vino abstinuísset, clysteribúsque usus esset, profécto mínime interiísset. Tum quidam ex iis, qui áderant, prótinus respóndens, Haud nunc, ait, O praecláre, oportébat ista te dícere, cum iuváre nihil possunt, sed tunc Aegrótum de his admonére debébas, cum uti póterat.


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:

Medicus
Aegrotum curabat.
Cum hic autem obiisset,
ille
ad efferentes dicebat:
Vir iste,
si vino abstinuisset,
clysteribusque usus esset,
profecto
minime interiisset.
Tum quidam ex iis,
qui aderant,
protinus respondens,
Haud nunc, ait,
O praeclare,
oportebat ista te dicere,
cum iuvare nihil possunt,
sed tunc Aegrotum
de his admonere debebas,
cum uti poterat.



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




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