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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.

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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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Cenaculum MMXVI

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Salvete omnes!

Hoc anno Cenaculum Familiae Sancti Hieronymi fiet Novae Aureliae in Ludoviciana a die 11a usque ad diem 16am mensis Julii. Sciant autem qui Familiam ignorant Cenaculum esse annuum Catholicorum Latine loquentium conventum. Sicut in praeteritis Cenaculis, liturgia, allocutiones et colloquia inter Familiae sodales sola lingua Latine erunt. Libenter autem respondebo interrogationibus vestris.

Valete!
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 12: Father and Son

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But Ben-Hur fails to see the approaching peril. Another galley bent on overtaking a pirate ship will not spare the lives of those struggling in the sea.

Benhur autem adveniens periculum non videt. Alia enim triremis, quæ festinat ad navim latronum comprehendendam, nitentibus in mari non parcet.

Ὁ δὲ Βενὼρ οὐκ ὁρᾷ τὸν ἐπιόντα κίνδυνον. Ἄλλη ...
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Grex Latinus Didacopolitanus

Nuntius conventiculi Januarii

Hic congregabimur, amici carissimi, die Saturni 16o Januarii, hora 13a (1 PM):

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Quod est ante musaeum veteranorum. Deinde ambulabimus Latine loquentes per hortum amoenum. Promiserunt vero se adfuturos Eliotum, Hieremiam, et Robertum. Utinam et alii veniant!
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 11: Shipwrecking in the Aegean

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Terror reigns below deck as the mighty galley flounders! Screams of the trapped slaves rise above the anguished cries of wounded marines as Ben-Hur struggles to make his way to safety.

Dum magna navis volutatur, terror invadit eos qui sub ponte sunt! Nam Benhur ad salutem progredi conante, remiges constricti clamitant, classici vulnerati ejulant.

Τῆς μεγάλης ...
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Ben-Hur Translation Page 22: Christmas Special

Given the season, I skipped a few pages and went straight to page 22. Since the text is basically based on the Gospel of Luke, I went ahead and created the images in Latin and Greek.
Of course, I'll go back to page 11 afterwards. Thank you for your help and Merry Christmas!

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