scaena tertia Third Scene
Bulbus and Gutta enter the baths through the silence of the night. They hide near the
sacred spring. Bulbus shows Gutta a dress and cloak, which he has brought with him.
Bulbus: Gutta, I want you to put on these clothes. I want y
scaena secunda Second Scene
Modestus angrily curses Bulbus because he has heard his words.
Modestus: What were you saying, pipsqueak? You are waiting for my destruction?
Ass! Because you have cursed a Roman soldier, you are in great danger. It
is easy for
Memor: Cephalus! Cephalus! (Called by Memor, the freedman quickly enters. He brings a cup of
wine.) Why are you offering me wine? I am looking not for
wine, but for advice. I order you to give me advice as quickly as possible.
King Cogidubnus is coming
Britannia perdomita Britain Conquered, pages 5354
Salvius is anxiously having a conversation with Memor. A slave, who has entered, runs
Slave: Master, King Cogidubnus is coming here. The king is wearing a toga
praetexta and badges of office. He
Lcius Marcius Memor, pages 78
The town of Aquae Sulis was small, its baths (were) very large. The manager of the
baths was Lucius Marcius Memor, a very well known diviner, and a fat and lazy man.
Although it was now the third hour (nine oclock), Memor was
adventus The Arrival, page 214
As day was dawning, a huge crowd of Romans was filling the streets of the city. The
poor were going out of their apartment buildings to draw water from the public
fountains. Senators were being carried to the Forum in sedan-
Answers to Comprehension Questions, page 261
1 Paris performance took place in the great hall of the palace. He was performing the
love story of Mars and Venus. Myropnous, a pipe player, was supplying the musical
2 Domitia was the only spec
cna Hateri Haterius Dinner, pages 241242
At the ninth hour the friends and clients, whom Haterius had invited to celebrate his
birthday with him, began to enter the dining-room. Among them were the sons of
freedmen who, born of humble rank, had obtained g
Euphrosyn revocta Euphrosyne Recalled, pages 238239
Eryllus: Sir! Everything that you ordered has been prepared. One hundred friends
and clients have been invited to dinner. I ordered the cook to prepare
sumptuous food and the steward to bring out the old
in aul Domitin I In Domitians Palace I, pages 260261
On a small stage, which had been built in the atrium of Domitians palace, Paris was
acting a play about the love of Mars and Venus. At the same time a dwarf, named
Myropnous, a pipe player and friend of
in aul Domitin II In Domitians Palace, page 262
While Olympus was reciting sweetly, Epaphroditus entered. Ten soldiers accompanied
Where is that pantomime actor that you shamelessly love?
I dont understand your words. I am alon
STAGE 33 PANTOMMUS The Pantomime Actor
Model Sentences, page 256
1 First herald: A play! An excellent play!
Paris, a very well known pantomime actor, will act in a play in the
Myropnous, a very skillful pipe player, will play on the pipe
Tychicus, pages 257258
In Haterius garden, a play was being put on. Paris, a very well known pantomime
actor, was miming the death of Queen Dido. Present were many spectators who had
been invited to the play by Vitellia, Haterius wife. Haterius himself wa
STAGE 22 DFX The Curse
Model Sentences, pages 2829
1 A thief cautiously approached the baths. After he had entered the baths, the thief
hurried to the sacred spring.
2 Standing near the spring, the thief looked around. After he had caught sight of an old
Modestus, pages 3132
Modestus and Strythio are walking to Latros inn. Although Strythio is Modestus
friend, he is making fun of him.
Where are you, Strythio? I order you to stand near me.
I am here. By Hercules, how fortunate I am! I a
scaena prma First Scene
Bulbus and his friend, Gutta, are in Latros tavern. They are drinking wine and
shooting dice. Bulbus owes his friend a lot of money.
Gutta: How unlucky you are! You have lost not only your girl, but also your
Bulbus: I do no
fns sacer The Sacred Spring, page 6
Quintus stayed at Salvius house for the whole winter. Because he had been invited by
the king, he often went to Cogidubnus palace. Quintus used to tell him much about his own life
because the king always wanted to hear
Model Sentences, pages 35
1 Many craftsmen, who were building very large baths, were working in the town of
Aquae Sulis (Bath). A Roman architect was looking at the craftsmen.
2 The first craftsman was sculpting a statue of the goddess Sulis. The architec
sentor advenit A Senator Arrives, page 10
However, Cephalus soon entered the bedroom again and woke up the sleeping Memor.
As soon as he saw Cephalus, Memor angrily shouted,
Why are you preventing me from sleeping? Why dont you obey me? You are
Practicing the Language, pages 1617
A 1 fontem All the invalids wanted to visit the spring.
2 domin Very many slaves were working on the masters farm.
3 dea Perhaps the goddess can heal my illness, said the king.
4 prncips The chiefs praised Cogidubnus be
Memor rem suscipit Memor Takes on a Task, pages 1314
Salvius and Memor, walking alone in the garden, are having a serious conversation.
Salvius: Lucius Marcius Memor, you are a very sensible man. I want you to
undertake an important task.
Memor: I would
Answers to Comprehension Questions, page 9
1 The town itself was small, in the west of Britain, far from the centers of Roman civilization on
the island. The baths, on the other hand, were very large.
2 obsus, ignvus. Memor is a fat and lazy man.
3 At the
Word Patterns: Adjectives and Adverbs, page 15
C caut cautiously
crdlissim very cruelly
The adverbs are recognized by the - ending.
gravissimus very serious/very heavy
dligentissimus very careful
in therms In the Baths, pages 4648
Near the baths was a temple which had been built by Roman craftsmen. King
Cogidubnus was sitting in front of the temple with many chieftains and slaves. Quintus
was standing near the kings chair. A band of soldiers was
Then everyone entered that part of the baths where the largest bath was. Quintus,
having followed the chieftains, looked around and, astonished, said,
These baths are larger than the baths of Pompeii!
The slaves began to lower Cogidubnus into the bath
Practicing the Language, page 40
A 1 oppid Modestus, who was looking for girls, was walking through the streets of
2 amc Gutta, a kind man, often gave help to his friend.
3 iuven Rubria, who was working in a tavern, offered wine to the young man
epistula Cephal Cephalus Letter, page 50
After Cephalus had died, his slave handed the king a letter, which had been written by
King Cogidubnus, you are in very great danger. Memor is crazy. He desires your
death. He ordered me to accomp
Answers to Comprehension Questions, pages 5455
1 Salvius is described as anxius.
2 Cogidubnus is wearing a toga praetexta and his badges of office and is leading a
great number of armed men with him.
3 Salvius thinks that Cogidubnus is seeking revenge.
About the Language: Perfect Passive Participles, pages 1112
E 1 The slave, (having been) beaten by the master, fled from the town.
After the slave had been beaten by the master, he fled from the town.
2 The messengers, (having been) summoned by the king,