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ΠΑΡΑΡΘΗΜΑ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΟΝ

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τοῦ Κλυδός τὸ παράρτημα. περὶ τούτου οὐκ οἶδα τί λέγω.
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Μῦθοι Αἰσώπειοι

Μῦθοι Αἰσώπειοι· α', β', γ'

Ἀγαθὰ καὶ κακά

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Ὁ Ζεῦς μὲν τὰς ψυχὰς ἵστησιν. Ἐν δὲ τούτῳ τῷ μύθῳ κωλύει τἀγαθὰ πληθύνεσθαι ἐν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις.

Ἀνάγνωσις τοῦ α' μύθου

Ἀγαλματοπώλης

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Τοῦτό ἐστιν ἄγαλμα ἢ ἑρμῆς. Οἱ μὲν πάλαι Ἕλληνες ἐνόμιζον εὖ τύχην διὰ τῶν ἀγαλμάτων τυγχάνειν. Ὁ δὲ ἐν τῷ μύθῳ πώλης παραπωλεῖ τοῦτο.

Ἀνάγνωσις τοῦ β' μύθου

Ἀετὸς καὶ ἀλώπηξ

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Οὗτός ὁ μῦθος δεινός ἐστιν. Ὁ γὰρ μὲν αἐτὸς τὰς σπονδὰς ...
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Θεῶν Διάλογοι

ὁ Λουκιανὸς ὁ Σαμοσατεύς ἦν ῥήτωρ καὶ ἰαμβοποιὸς πεζῇ. οἱ δὲ Θεῶν Διάλογοί εἰσι διάλογοι πέντε καὶ εἴκοσιν ἐν οἳς τὸ τοῦ Ὁμήρου εἰδος θεῶν ἔσκωπτεν ὁ Λουκιανός.

ἐν δὲ πρώτῳ τῷ διαλόγῳ ὁ Προμηθεὺς αἰτεῖ Διὰ ἑαυτόν λύειν. ἀναγιγνώσκω τὸν διαλόγον καὶ ἀναγιγνώσκω τὰ τοῦ Ῥοὺσ ὑπομνήματα.

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Ben-Hur Translation Page 17: Sweet and Lovely Esther

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Ben-Hurs’ fighting spirit is deeply stirred by Simonides’ announcement

Benhuris animus ob Simonidæ nuntium ad bellum excitatur atque inflammatur.

Ὁ τοῦ Βενὼρ θυμὸς διὰ τὸ τοῦ Σιμωνίδου ἄγγελμα πρὸς πόλεμον ἐγείρεταί τε καὶ φλέγεται.

The prophets have for years foretold the coming of a Messiah who will lead our people to be rulers of the world. When our new king appears, ...
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Ἡ πρὸς Τίτον ἐπιστολή

Ἡ πρὸς Τίτον ἐπιστολή

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Χριστὸς ἀνέστη. Πολλάκις μὲν ὁ Μᾶρκος ᾔτησέ με ἠχωγραφὴν ποιῆσαι ἐκ βίβλου τινὸς τῆς καινῆς διαθήκης. Τέλος δὲ, τοῦ πάσχα τοῦ Κυρίου ὄντος, δῶρον ἔχω αὐτῷ ᾠόν τι, ὡς εἰπεῖν. Ἀνέγνων γὰρ φωνῇ μεγάλῃ τὴν πρὸς Τίτον ἐπιστολήν. Ἀπολαύσατε, ὦ φίλοι.

Τὰ ἀρχεῖα
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 16: Simonides the Jew

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After the surprise meeting with the beautiful Egyptian girl and his hated enemy, Messala, Ben-Hur seeks out his father’s former slave, the wealthy Simonides.

Postquam improvise occurrerit in pulchram Ægyptiam inimicissimumque Messalam, Benhur quærit patris libertum, divitem Simonidam.

Ἐπειδὴ ἐξαίφνης ἀπήντησε τῇ τε καλῇ Αἰγυπτίᾳ καὶ τῷ ἐχθίστῳ Μεσσάλᾳ, ὁ Βενὼρ ζητεῖ τὸν τοῦ πατρὸς ἀπελεύθερον, τὸν πλούσιον Σιμωνίδην.

Tell your master that ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 15: Danger and Romance

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No sooner ashore at Antioch, than Ben-Hur finds dangers and romance both awaiting him.

Simul ac Antiocheam ingressus, Benhur invenit Martem Amoremque expectantes eum.

Ἅμα εἰς Ἀντιόχειαν εἰσεληλυθώς, ὁ Βενὼρ εὑρίσκει τόν τε Ἄρεα καὶ τὸ Ἔρωτα προσδοκοῦντας αὐτόν.

Look out! That chariot will run you down!

Cavete, ne currus irruat in vos!

Φυλάξασθε, μὴ τὸ ἅρμα προσπέσῃ ὑμῖν.

Dog of ...
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politicians we deserve (indefinite practice)

ὅσοι ἄν ψηφιζόμενοι τῷ ἐχθρώ ὦσιν, ἀξιοῦμεν σπουδαρχιῶντας ῥήτορας φάναι νίκην ἀσφαλῆ εἶναι.
ῥήτορι ἀφειδῶς ὑπισχνουμένοις πάντα ἑπόμεθα ὀποὶ ἄν ἡμὶν ἡγῶνται.
εἰ ποτε ἄν ῥήτορ ὑπισχνῆται μόνον τὸν αὐτοῦ ὑπόθεσιν ἔχειν μείζονα ὠφέλεια ἤν ζημία νομιζόμεν αὐτὸν οὐ ἱκανόν εἶναι καὶ ἀθύμως ἔχειν.
ὁπότε ἄν ῥήτωρ ψεύδῃ ἐσμέν ἡμεῖς αὐτοὶ αἴτιοι


Any comments on my mistakes in Greek syntax and accidence as always are very welcome.
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 14: The Port of Antioch

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Ben-Hur’s curiosity is aroused as the ship sails into the harbor at Antioch.

Navi in portum Antiochea navigante, curiosus fit Benhur.

Τῆς νεὼς εἰς τὸν ἐν Ἀντιοχείᾳ λιμένα πλεούσης, περίεργος γίγνεται ὁ Βενώρ.

Captain, whose are those vessels that fly the bright yellow pennant?

Navicularie, cujus sunt illa navigia quæ habent vexillum luteum?

Ναύκληρε, τίνος ἐστὶν ἐκεῖνα τὰ πλοῖα τὰ ἔχοντα ἱστίον ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 13: The Long Road to Vengeance

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Part III
The long road to vengeance. Five long years in Rome had wrought great changes in Ben-Hur’s fortunes.


Pars III
Longum iter ad ultionem. Romæ, quinque post annis, fortuna Benhur commutata erat.

Μέρος γ'

Ἡ μακρὰ ὁδὸς εἰς τὴν τιμωρίαν. Ἐν τῇ Ῥώμῃ, πέντε ἔτεσιν ὕστερον, ἡ τύχη τοῦ Βενὼρ μετεβέβλητο.

As the son of the admiral, Arrius, he ...
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