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Diēs calidus erat…

Written by Ioannes Oculus

Practice makes perfect, they say. I decided to attend the summer Latin school Schola Aestiva Posnaniensis this year and I’m working hard learning Latin. The idea of the school is to learn it by speaking . It’s not easy, however, when you have very little chances to speak Latin. So, I decided to write something. It’s nothing special and probably full of mistakes but… practice makes perfect. Here is a beginning of a story set in Poland, in 20. century. I hope you like it and if you can point out my mistakes, I’d be grateful and correct them as soon as possible!

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Diēs calidus erat. Domī dominī Rūfī hospitēs erant.

– Quōmodo tē habēs, Iūlia? – dominus Rūfus uxōrem suam rogāvit.

– Fessa sum. Tam calidē est! Tantum calōrem odiō. – respondet dominā. – Sed mox cēna ministrābitur.

– Cūr fessa es? Diem nātālem celebrās! – inquit Margarīta, amīca Iūliae.

– Sed iste calor mē exhaurit! In Polōniā sumus, nōn Rōmae!

– Vērē dīcis, aestās caldissima est. Nōn meminī aestātem tam calidam!

Tum coqua in conclāve intrāvit.

– Cēna parāta est. – inquit.

Dominus et domina Rūfī hospitēsque in cēnāculum ībant.

– Dīc mihi, Mārce – inquit Robertus – quid facere dēbēmus cum condiciōnem quam nōbīs cōnsortiō Ferrum Silesiacum tulit?

– Virī! – exclāmāvit Iūlia – Dē negōtiō inter cēnam nōn licet colloquī. Diēs nātālīs meus est et numquam dē rēs istās audīre cupiō!

– Bene, Iūlia. Sed post cēnam cum marītō tuō dē hāc rē colloquī dēbeō.

– Bene, sed post cēnam. Ego et Margarīta in hortum ībimus et vōs dē rēbus vestrīs colloquī poteritis.

Cēna excellēns erat. Post mēnsam secundam Robertus:

– Datē mihi veniam. Nimis aquam bibī et in balneum mihi necesse est.

Post aliquantum temporis bellāria, thea et coffea ministrābantur. Omnēs colloquēbantur et rīdēbant. Repente coqua in cēnāculum incīdit et clāmat.

– Dominus Robertus! Mortuus est! In balneō!

About the author

Ioannes Oculus

Passionate book lover addicted to fantasy, interested in astronomy, family history, technology, social media and foreign languages. Currently working in IT company.

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