Ben-Hur Translation Page 13: The Long Road to Vengeance

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Ben-Hur Translation Page 13: The Long Road to Vengeance

Post by bedwere » Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:00 am

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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 had been well trained in the arts of war and all the dangerous Roman sports. For all these years it was forgotten that Ben-Hur was still a Jew and he lived and acted as a Roman youth.

Qui, cum filius præfectus Arrii esset, bene exercitus erat et in bellica et in diris Romanorum certaminibus. Per totum tempus in oblivione erat Benhur adhuc Judæum esse, qui nam sic habebatur tamquam Romanus juvenis.

Ὁ δὲ, ὑιὸς τοῦ ναυράρχου Ἀρρίου ὤν, εὖ ἤσκητο ἐν τῇ τε πολεμικῇ καὶ ἐν τοῖς δεινοῖς τῶν Ῥωμαίων ἀγῶσιν. Παρὰ δὲ πάντα τὸν χρόνον λήθη μὲν ἦν τοῦ Βενὼρ ἔτι Ἰουδαίου ὄντος, ὁ γὰρ οὕτως εἶχεν ὥσπερ Ῥωμαῖος νεανίας.

But now the death of his foster-father has left Ben-Hur a rich and powerful man, free to wreak his vengeance against Messal and devote his years of training to the destruction of his Roman masters.

Nunc autem, patre adoptivo mortuo, Behur factus est dives potensque, cui licet et Messalam ulcisci et se per annos exercitum operam dare perdendis dominis Romanis.

Νῦν δέ, τοῦ ποιητοῦ πατρὸς θανόντος, ὁ Βενὼρ ἐγένετο πλούσιός τε καὶ δυνατός, ᾧ ἔξεστι καὶ τιμωρεῖσθαι Μεσσάλαν καὶ διὰ ἐτῶν ἠσκημένον σχολάζειν τῷ ἀπολλύναι τοὺς Ῥωμαίους δεσπότας.

He first embarked on a merchant vessel bound for Antioch where he would begin his search for Messala.

Statim igitur conscendit navem mercatoriam tendentem in Antiocheam, ubi Messalam quæreret.

Εὐθὺς οὖν ἐνέβη νεὼς ἐμπορικῆς ἀναγομένης εἰς Ἀντιόχειαν, ὡς ἐκεῖ τὸν Μεσσάλαν ζητήσων.

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Re: Ben-Hur Translation Page 13: The long road to vengeance

Post by bedwere » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:50 am

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