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This is my first-ever attempt to write a story in Latin! I'm a complete self-learner thus far in Latin and am currently attempting "Latin for Beginners", which I found on this site! I have just reached lesson #20 and I thought it would be fun if every ten lessons I wrote a story to help gauge my progress.
All criticism is heartily welcomed. I tried to do the best I could with the long ...
Rape, rape, rape de solo farinam
Pulvem panis college, tum indolonem
Sanctum frica. Tantillum hordeum
Se colerit, coleretque cum perfluam
Ad maria aqua. In deorum incudem
Pompeii, Vulcano satis habente ut fama est pisc-- convenevit
Lucrum mei adficitur; ita farinareutimur
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It took several days to compose this. Even now I wonder if there is a metrical problem in the last hemiepe. I know hiatus is not allowed, but I am relying on the rule in Pharr 1173 to make it scan. Since I am trying to imitate an earlier rather than later poet, is this ...
Quondam poeta senex erat, talis poeta antiqua et bona uirtute ut oportet. uespere aliquo, cum domo sedebat, tempestas foeda orsa est; imbro ruente poeta senex ad caminum, in quo ignis ardebat et mala torrebant, bona delectatione sedebat.
"miseris, qui fores in hac tempestate sunt, non uestes sicci futuri sunt", dixit, nam uere poeta bonus erat.