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Week 11: Aesopus.

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Reading #2c (Odo). Ciconia et Corvus.

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Ciconia semel rixata est
cum uxore sua
et cum rostro
oculum extraxit.
rixata est, s.v. rixor (deponent verb)
oculum = oculum uxoris
extraxit, s.v. extraho
  what did the stork do to his wife?
Verecundata Ciconia,
talem iniuriam intulerit,
in aliam regionem volare cepit.
intulerit, s.v. infero
  what did the stork decide to do?
Obviavit ei Corvus
et quesivit causam itineris.
corvus obviavit ei (ciconiae)
quesivit = quaesivit
itineris, s.v. iter
  what did the crow say to the stork?
Ciconia dixit quod
cum rostro
oculum uxoris extraxit.
dixit quod: medieval Latin for indirect statement
  what did the stork tell the crow?
Respondit Corvus:
Nonne adhuc habes idem rostrum?
Dixit Ciconia
quod sic.
ciconia dixit: "sic, habeo idem rostrum"
  what did the crow ask the stork?
[Corvus respondit:]
Quare igitur fugis,
ubicunque fueris,
semper rostrum tuum tecum portas?
ubicunque = ubicumque ("wherever")
quoniam: causal ("since, because, given that")
  what did the crow think about the stork's plan?

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