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GILDERSLEEVE-LODGE LATIN SERIES
EXERCISES FOR TRANSLATION
INTO LATIN PROSE
JOHN LEVERETT MA
TMENT OF EDUCATION
The principle upon which the following exercises have been chosen is not new, but I believe I have expanded its application a little by going somewhat farther afield on the literary side. The language of the selections has been preserved as far as possible with the idea of presenting specimens of good English style, which possess some intrinsic interest. The subject matter coincides in the main with the Latin usually read in the Freshman year.
The average length of the exercises is about 160 words, ranging from 150 to 180.
A number of the exercises, especially those on the Second Punic War, have already been used by the Latin instructors at Vassar College. To them also I owe the Synopsis of Latin Syntax.
I have refrained from offering suggestions either to teacher or student because the general directions for making Latin versions have been admirably set forth in such books as Preble & Parker's Handbook and Postgate's Sermo Latinus, and also because I propose to attempt something of the sort in the Teacher's Edition, which I trust will be ready a year from now.
J. L. MOORE. VASSAR COLLEGE, Sept. 15, 1898.
EXERCISES FOR LATIN TRANSLATION
1. ARRIVAL OF AENEAS IN ITALY
When according to the counsel of the gods Troy was conquered by the Greeks, the noble Aeneas with a number of Trojans fled from the burning city. He carried his father Anchises on his shoulders and led his son Ascanius by the hand. Nor did he forget the sacred image of Pallas which had fallen from heaven, but saved it from the hands of the conquering enemy. Therefore the gods loved him, and Mercury built him a ship, that he might find a new home far from Troy. But his mother Venus shewed him the direction in which he should steer, for she let her star shine before him till he reached a distant coast in Italy, not far from where the Tiber flows into the sea. There Aeneas landed and called the place Troy, in memory of his beloved home. The king of the country was called Latinus. He received the strangers kindly, made a league with Aeneas, and gave him his daughter Lavinia in marriage.