The Reward of Valor

Perseus postquam ad lītus dēscendit, prīmum tālāria exuit; tum ad rūpem vēnit ubi Andromeda vincta erat. Ea autem omnem spem salūtis dēposuerat, et ubi Perseus adiit, terrōre paene exanimāta erat. Ille vīncula statim solvit, et puellam patrī reddidit. Cēpheus ob hanc rem māximō gaudiō adfectus est. Meritam grātiam prō tantō beneficiō Perseō rettulit; praetereā Andromedam ipsam eī in mātrimōnium dedit. Ille libenter hōc dōnum accēpit et puellam dūxit. Paucōs annōs cum uxōre suā in eā regiōne habitābat, et in māgnō honōre erat apud omnīs Aethiopēs. Māgnopere tamen mātrem suam rūrsus vidēre cupiēbat. Tandem igitur cum uxōre suā ē rēgnō Cēpheī discessit.

1. Perseus postquam ad lītus dēscendit, prīmum tālāria exuit;

2. tum ad rūpem vēnit ubi Andromeda vincta erat.

3. Ea autem omnem spem salūtis dēposuerat, et ubi Perseus adiit, terrōre paene exanimāta erat.

4. Ille vīncula statim solvit, et puellam patrī reddidit.

5. Cēpheus ob hanc rem māximō gaudiō adfectus est.

6. Meritam grātiam prō tantō beneficiō Perseō rettulit;

7. praetereā Andromedam ipsam eī in mātrimōnium dedit.

8. Ille libenter hōc dōnum accēpit et puellam dūxit.

9. Paucōs annōs cum uxōre suā in eā regiōne habitābat, et in māgnō honōre erat apud omnīs Aethiopēs.

10. Māgnopere tamen mātrem suam rūrsus vidēre cupiēbat.

11. Tandem igitur cum uxōre suā ē rēgnō Cēpheī discessit.

1. Perseus, after he descended to shore, first removed his winged sandals.

2. then he came to the cliff where Andromenda had been tied.

3. She, however, had put down all hope of rescue, and when Perseus approached, she was almost breathless from fear.

4. He released the chains at once, and returned the girl to her father.

5. Cepheus, on account of this reason, was overcome with the greatest joy.

6. In return for so great a kindness, he returned to Perseus the thanks he deserved.

7. In addition he gave Andromeda herself to him in marriage.

8. He (Perseus) willingly received this gift and married the girl.

9. For a few years with his wife he lived in that region, and he was in great honor among all Ethiopians.

10.  Greatly, however, he desired to see his own mother again.

11. At length, therefore, with his wife he left from the realm of Cepheus.

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