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In theatro (Disce Latine Lectio II)

Iulia goes with her friends to the theatre to see Roscius. She is so much into it! But not everybody shares her enthusiasm.

This is the second lesson from a very good (probably the best) Latin textbook ever published in Poland. The book is not available anymore but it sometimes can be found second hand.

In theātrō

Mārcŭs et Iūliă in theātrō sunt.

Mārcŭs Iūliam rŏgăt:

— Quĭs est Rōscius? Rēspondē, Iūliă!

Iūlia: — Rōscius cōmoedŭs est.

Mārcŭs vŏcăt: — Appārē, Rōscī!

Iūlia amīcŭm mŏnĕt: — Pst! Mārcĕ, tăcē! Cōmoedī appārent.

Eccĕ Rōscĭus! Spectā, Mārce!

Iūlia fābulam spectă et rīdĕt.

— Cūr fēmĭnae fābulās tantŭm spectāre amant? —

cōgităt Mārcus. — Cūr lūdī fēmĭnās nōn dēlectant?

Iūlia: — Mārcĕ, … Mārcĕ!? Āh! Dormītat.

Cōmoedī vŏcant: — Dŏmĭnī, dŏmĭnae! Cōmoedōs laudātē!

— Eugē! Bellē, Rōscī! — vocăt Iūlia.


Titus amīcōs (Mārcum et Iūliam) salūtăt:

— Salvēte, Mārce et Iūlia!

— Salvē! — respondent amīcī.

Titus et Iūlia disputant, rīdent.

Is părăsītŭm, ea servŭm laudăt.

Mārcus tăcet, nām Titum nōn amăt.

Titus rīdet: — Mārcus certē fābulās nōn amat?

Iūlia: – Certe. Valēte, amīcī!

Titus: – Valē, Iūlia!

Mārcus tăcĕt.

I use classic restored Latin pronunciation. The text is very basic, so it is useful for beginners in the language.

The book: Wojciech Mohort-Kopaczyński, Teodozja Wikarjakówna, “Disce Latin 1”, PWN, Warszawa 2003.


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