Polycrates postquam regnum Samiorum occupavit navibus celerrimis militibusque

Polycrates postquam regnum samiorum occupavit navibus

This preview shows page 67 - 69 out of 76 pages.

Lesson 44: Polycrates... Polycrates postquam regnum Samiorum occupavit, navibus celerrimis militibusque fortissimis brevi insulas illius regionis opulentissimas expugnavit. Gazae eius divitiis ingentissimis abundabant; plerique servi fidelissimi ibi in cellis altissimis incredibilem copiam ornamentorum servare consueverant. Itaque omnes homines Polycratem beatissimum putabant. Aliquando ab Amasi, rege Aegyptiorum, qui amicus eius erat, his fere verbis monitus est: "Ne incitaveris iram deorum opulentissimis invidentium, ne mortem certissimam obeas!" Quorum animos placare facillimum erit, si ornamentum tibi gratissimum in mare miseris. Proinde ne desperaveris de salute tua!" Polycrates his verbis monitus anulum pulcherrimum in mare iactare paravit. (to be continued in the next lesson) --------------------------- Reading vocabulary you needn't learn: gaza, -ae: treasure room cella, -ae: cell, small room anulus, -i: ring Vocabulary iacêre (iacui) to lie, to lie dead ob-ire to face, visit; die L19: ire cognoscere (cognovi, cognitum) to examine, inquire; notice cognitive consuescere (consuevi, consuetum) to accustom oneself, inure, habituate consumere (consumpsi, consumptum) to consume, use; waste consume demittere (demisi, demissum) to let down, set down, lower L24: mittere ornamentum, -i ornament, decoration, distinction ornament fames, famis f hunger famine salus, salutis f health, safety, well-being I: salute, F: salut plerique, pleraeque, pleraque most, most of them facilis, -e easy; effortless; agreeable facile; F / I: facile incredibilis, -e incredible incredible; I: incredibile similis, -e similar similar; I: simile unde where from, whence, from whom L41: undique animum demittere to lose courage de salute desperare to despair of salvation mortem obire to die Lesson 45: ...and his ring 67
(continued from lesson 44) Polycrates navem maiorem nautis quam optimis impleri iussit. Qua nave postquam celerrime in mare altum navigavit, illum anulum ante omnium oculos in mare misit. Mox autem piscator regi notus plurima cum praeda ab mari alto rediens piscem maximum et optimum ad regem portavit hisque verbis ei donavit: "Numquam maiorem et meliorem piscem captavi, rex; quem tibi dono te solum dignum putans." Quibus verbis delectatus rex piscem servis dat, ut eum ad cenam parent. Qui piscem celerrime ad cenam parantes anulum regis in eo vident, quod statim regi narrant. Tum demum Polycrates valde territus sortem suam pessimam esse cognovit. Ac profecto mox ab hostibus dolo captatus miserrime interiit. --------------------------- Reading vocabulary you needn't learn: nauta, -ae: marine anulus, -i: ring piscator, -oris: fisher piscis, -is: fish Vocabulary retinêre (retinui, retentum) to retain, hold back, restrain L4: tenêre considere to sit down, settle sit currere to run curriculum frons, frontis f forehead, brow, front front pes, pedis m foot ( as a measure: approximately 30cm ) F: pied maior, maius bigger, more important major maximus, -a, -um the biggest, most important maximum melior, melius better F: meilleur optimus, -a, -um the best optimal, optimism minor, minus smaller, less, slighter minus minimus, -a, -um the smallest, least, slightest minimum peior, peius worse pessimus, -a, -um the worst

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture