Polydectes is Turned to Stone

Postquam Perseus ad īnsulam nāvem appulit, sē ad locum contulit ubi māter ōlim habitāverat, sed domum invēnit vacuam et omnīnō dēsertam. Trīs diēs per tōtam īnsulam mātrem quaerēbat; tandem quartō diē ad templum Diānae pervēnit. Hūc Danaē refūgerat, quod Polydectem timēbat. Perseus ubi haec cōgnōvit, īrā māgnā commōtus est; ad rēgiam Polydectis sine morā contendit, et ubi eō vēnit, statim in ātrium inrūpit. Polydectēs māgnō timōre adfectus est et fugere volēbat. Dum tamen ille fugit, Perseus caput Medūsae mōnstrāvit; ille autem simul atque hōc vīdit, in saxum versus est.

1. Postquam Perseus ad īnsulam nāvem appulit, sē ad locum contulit ubi māter ōlim habitāverat,

2. sed domum invēnit vacuam et omnīnō dēsertam.

3. Trīs diēs per tōtam īnsulam mātrem quaerēbat;

4. tandem quartō diē ad templum Diānae pervēnit.

5. Hūc Danaē refūgerat, quod Polydectem timēbat.

6. Perseus ubi haec cōgnōvit, īrā māgnā commōtus est;

7. ad rēgiam Polydectis sine morā contendit, et ubi eō vēnit, statim in ātrium inrūpit.

8. Polydectēs māgnō timōre adfectus est et fugere volēbat.

9. Dum tamen ille fugit, Perseus caput Medūsae mōnstrāvit;

10. ille autem simul atque hōc vīdit, in saxum versus est.

1. After Perseus pushed the ship to the island, he betook himself to the place where his mother once had lived,

2. but he found the home empty and entirely deserted.

3. For three days through the whole island he searched for his mother;

4. at length on the fourth day he arrived at the temple of Diana.

5. To here Danae had fled, because she feared Polydectes.

6. Perseus, when he learned these things, was moved by great anger;

7. to the palace of Polydectes he rushed without delay, and when he came to that place, at once he broke into the atrium.

8. Polydectes was affected by great fear and he wanted to flee.

9. While he fled, however, Perseus showed the head of Medusa;

10. that man (Polydectes), however, as soon as he saw this, was turned into stone.

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