Monday, June 7, 2010

Pastor et Lupi Catuli (DeFuria)


Pastor repertōs lupī Catulōs cūrā magnā ēducāvit, arbitrātus, cum adolēvissent, nōn sōlum ovēs custōdītūrōs suās, sed īnsuper aliās rapientēs sibi dēlātūrōs. At illī citissimē adultī, occāsiōnem nactī, prīmum ipsīus gregem dēvorāvēre. Quapropter ingemēns Pastor ait, Meritō equidem plector: quid enim eōs iuvenculōs adhuc servāvī, quōs vel adultōs necāre oportēbat?

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 319 in De Furia; for other versions, see Perry 209.

READ OUT LOUD. Choose which marked text you prefer to practice with - macrons (above) or accent marks (below) - and read the text out loud until you feel comfortable and confident. Then, try reading the unmarked text at the very bottom. It should be easy for you after practicing with the marked texts. :-)


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):

Pastor repértos lupi Cátulos cura magna educávit, arbitrátus, cum adolevíssent, non solum oves custoditúros suas, sed ínsuper álias rapiéntes sibi delatúros. At illi citíssime adúlti, occasiónem nacti, primum ipsíus gregem devoravére. Quaprópter íngemens Pastor ait, Mérito équidem plector: quid enim eos iuvénculos adhuc servávi, quos vel adúltos necáre oportébat?


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:

Pastor
repertos lupi Catulos
cura magna educavit,
arbitratus,
cum adolevissent,
non solum
oves custodituros suas,
sed insuper
alias rapientes
sibi delaturos.
At illi
citissime adulti,
occasionem nacti,
primum
ipsius gregem devoravere.
Quapropter ingemens
Pastor ait,
Merito equidem plector:
quid enim
eos iuvenculos adhuc servavi,
quos vel adultos
necare oportebat?



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing a wolf cub - remember, he only looks harmless:




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