Perseus Chapter I

FABULAE FACILES: Perseus

The first of Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles, or Easy Stories, divided into eleven short chapters. Links to each of the chapters will allow easy navigation. Take them in order. Concentrate on learning vocabulary and practicing reading comprehension. When you feel comfortable with this chapter, take the short quiz at Quia.com, and then move on to the next chapter.

1. The Ark

Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō. Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum; avus eius Acrisius appellābātur. Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre; nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat. Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit. Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit. Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est; tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat. Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.

Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō.

Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum;

avus eius Acrisius appellābātur.

Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre;

nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat.

Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit.

Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit.

Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est;

tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat.

Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.

Haec nārrantur ā poētīs dē Perseō. Perseus fīlius erat Iovis, māximī deōrum; avus eius Acrisius appellābātur. Acrisius volēbat Perseum nepōtem suum necāre; nam propter ōrāculum puerum timēbat. Comprehendit igitur Perseum adhūc infantem, et cum mātre in arcā līgneā inclūsit. Tum arcam ipsam in mare coniēcit. Danaē, Perseī māter, māgnopere territa est; tempestās enim māgna mare turbābat. Perseus autem in sinū mātris dormiēbat.

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