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Ben-Hur Translation Page 34: Miracles

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For nearly two years Ben-hur continued to recruit and train his army in the desolate country north of Jerusalem, but whenever possible he secretly joins the crowd that gathers whenever Jesus, the Nazarene, approaches. Finally he is ready to report what he has observed.

Per prope duos annos Benhur permanet contrahens exercensque copias in deserto septentrionali a Hierosolymis, occulte autem ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 33: Behold the Lamb of God

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A wild looking, but striking figure draws the gaze of all eyes.

Oculi omnium in hominem vastum vultu at mirabilem finguntur.

Τὤμματα πάντων εἰς ἄνθρωπον ἄγριον τὸ πρόσωπον ἀλλὰ θαυμάσιον ὄντα πήγνυται.

He must be the man they call John the baptist. He is pointing at someone. Hear what he says.

Manifestum est eum Joannem qui Baptista vocatur esse. Ostendit autem aliquem. Audite ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 32: The Banks of the Jordan

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And so, to prepare for the coming of the king, Ben-Hur swiftly raises and trains an army of Galileans, using his own wealth to arm and feed the soldiers. Only a few months have passed when exciting news reaches the camp.

Itaque Benhur, utens suis ipsius opibus ad armandos alendosque milites, mox contrahit et instruit exercitum Galilæorum ut adventum regis paret. Tantum autem paucis mensibus ...
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short elegies

τίς δὴ βιβιλόπαις ἦεν; τίς ὁδοιπορέοι κε
οἶον δὴ ἐθέλων χιλιάδας σταδίων
οὔτε πολυψύχρου νιφετοῦ οὐτ᾽ ἀσπέτου ὄμβρου
οὐτ᾽ οὖν ἡελίου καῦματος ἰδαλίμου
οὔτ᾽ ἄρ ἀμαυρῆς νυκτός ἐέρχθεις, μοῦνον ἐρήμῳ
οἰοπόλῳ κομίσαι ἀγγελίας; τί πάθεν;

νῦν δὲ μαραίνεται ὄψις, ἔπεισι δὲ νύξ* ἐρεβεννή,
οὐδὲ φάος δύναται ἡελίοιο ἰδεῖν.

These are intended in the style of early elegies. The subject matter of the first poem is weird, yes, but more importantly I would like to know ...
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Τὰ δεκατρία Ἄρθρα τῆς Πίστεως κατὰ Μωϋσέα τὸν τοῦ Μαιμόνος

ΙΓ' ἄρθρα τῆς Ἰουδαίων πιστέως κατὰ Μωϋσέα τὸν Μαϊμωνίδην·

א - אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה. שֶׁהַבּוֹרֵא יִתְבָּרַךְ שְׁמוֹ הוּא בּוֹרֵא וּמַנְהִיג לְכָל הַבְּרוּאִים. וְהוּא לְבַדּוֹ עָשָׂה וְעוֹשֶׂה וְיַעֲשֶׂה לְכָל הַמַּעֲשִׂים:

Α'· Πιστεύω τελείᾳ πίστει τὸν Δημιουργὸν τὸν εὐλογητὸν δημουργεῖν τε καὶ ἡγεῖσθαι πάντα τὰ ζῷα, μόνον τὲ ποιεῖν, ποιῆσαι, καὶ ποιέσειν τὰ πάντα.

ב - אֲנִי מַאֲמִין בֶּאֱמוּנָה שְׁלֵמָה. שֶׁהַבּוֹרֵא יִתְבָּרַךְ שְׁמוֹ הוּא יָחִיד וְאֵין יְחִידוּת כָּמוֹהוּ בְּשׁוּם פָּנִים. וְהוּא לְבַדּוֹ אֱלֹהֵינוּ. הָיָה הֹוֶה וְיִהְיֶה: ...


Ben-Hur Translation Page 31: Riot in Zion.

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But Pilate’s next order, seizure of the temple’s treasury, arouses the Jewish populace to indignant fury.


Postea autem, Pilato jubente thesaurum templi publicari, multitudo Judæorum ad iram et indignationem concitatur .


Ἔπειτα δέ, τοῦ Πιλάτου κελεύοντος τὸν θησαυρὸν τοῦ ἱεροῦ δημευθῆναι, τὸ πλῆθος τῶν Ἰουδαίων εἰς ὀργὴν καὶ χολὴν προάγεται.


Thus when Ben-Hur arrives in Jerusalem a few days later, he finds the city ...
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Ἐριθάκου ἀπὸ Σελμα Λαγερλουφ (Selma Lagerlöf)

ὁ μῦθος ἀπὸ Λεγερλουφ

τότε οὖν τύχε τοῦ Κυρίου ἡμῶν τὸν κόσμον ποιοῦντος, ὅτε οὐ μόνος τὴν γῆν καὶ τὸν οὐρανὸν ἐποίει, ἄλλων δὲ τῶν ζῴων τε καὶ τῶν φυτῶν πλάσσων ὠνόμαζετο αὐτους. ἱστορίαι μὲν πολλαί εἰσι περὶ τούτῶν πεποιημέναι, εἰ δὲ πάντας εἰδεῖμεν, φῶς ἄν ἔχοιμεν ἐπὶ πάντων τῶν χρημάτων ἃ νῦν οὐκ οἷοί τε εἰδέναι.

καὶ τότε τύχεν ὅτε ὁ Κύριος ἡμῶν ἐν τῇ χρυσῇ γῇ καθίζων ἐγράφε χρώματι τὰ ὀρνίθια, τὰ χρώματα ...


Ben-Hur Translation Page 30: Unclean!

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Part IV BenHur and the Christ


Pars ΙV
Benhur et Christus


Μέρος δ'
Ὁ Βενὼρ καὶ ὁ Χριστός


Even as Ben-Hur goes to Jerusalem, the people of that distant city are startled by a sudden proclamation.


Benhur vero Hierosolyma eunte, illius remotæ urbis homines inopinato edicto turbantur.


Τοῦ δὴ Βενὼρ εἰς τὰ Ἱεροσόλυμα ἰόντος, οἱ ἐκείνης τῆς μακρᾶς πόλεως ἄνθρωποι ἀπροσδοκήτῳ δόγματι ταράσσονται.


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Ben-Hur Translation Page 29: Victory

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Humble and silent, Ben-Hur accepts the crown of laurel and the tribute of the Roman consul.

Benhur, humilis et tacitus, accipit lauream coronam ac laudes a Romano consule.

Ὁ Βενὼρ, ταπεινὸς ὢν καὶ σιωπῶν, δέχεται τὸν δάφνινον στέφανόν τε καὶ τοὺς ἐπαίνους ἀπὸ τοῦ Ῥωμαίου ὑπάτου.

The stadium still rings with cheers in spite of the fact the the favorite has been defeated.

In circo ...
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Inaugural Post — To Apollo

Hi all,

Being new here, I'd like to share with you a short poem I recently composed on the occasion of a visit to Delphi (an amazing experience!) in the style of Horace and the Sapphic meter. I hope that you might consider this a suitable first post!

To Apollo

Multa per montis iuga vectus ad te,
Phoebe caelestis, neque patris expers
fulminum et densis subito ruentis
nubibus imbris

ante iam mirans adytum ac vetustam ...
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