Sunday, June 6, 2010

Pastor et Lupus Parvulus (DeFuria)


Pastor Lupum parvulum cum invēnisset, eum penes sē ēnūtrīvit, ac ubī adolēvit, pecudēs ex vīcīnīs armentīs rapere docuit. Quod lupus cum ēgregie didicisset, Cave, ōlim Pastōrī ait, nē mē rapiendī artem postquam docueris, multās ex tuīs gregibus ovēs dēsīderēs.

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 373 in De Furia; for other versions, see Perry 366.

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 Lupum párvulum cum invenísset, eum penes se enutrívit, ac ubi adolévit, pécudes ex vicínis arméntis rápere dócuit. Quod lupus cum egrégie didicísset, Cave, olim Pastóri ait, ne me rapiéndi artem postquam docúeris, multas ex tuis grégibus oves desíderes.


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
Lupum parvulum
cum invenisset,
eum
penes se enutrivit,
ac ubi adolevit,
pecudes
ex vicinis armentis
rapere docuit.
Quod lupus
cum egregie didicisset,
Cave,
olim Pastori ait,
ne me
rapiendi artem
postquam docueris,
multas
ex tuis gregibus oves
desideres.



IMAGE. Here is an illustration for the story (image source) showing a young wolf:




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