Friday, September 02, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Tubicen Captus

Tubicen ab hostibus captus est.
Eis clamat,
"Nolite me interficere;
nam inermis sum,
neque quidquam habeo
praeter hanc tubam."
At hostes respondent,
"Propter hoc ipsum,
interficere debemus:
tu ipse pugnare non potes,
sed alios incitare soles
ad pugnam."

This story is based on 864. Tubicen Captus.
Tubicen Captivus

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tubicen - trumpeter
capio - catch, grab, seize
ab - by
hostis - enemy
is - he/she/it
clamo - shout
nolo - not, do not, will not
ego - I
interficio - kill
nam - for, because
inermis - unarmed, defenseless
sum - be
neque - nor, neither, and not
quidquam - anything
habeo - have
praeter - except
hic - this
tuba - trumpet
at - but
respondeo - answer, reply
propter - on account of, because of
ipse - (him/her/it)self
tu - you
debeo - must, be obliged
pugno - fight
non - no, not
possum - can, be able
sed - not
alius - other, another
incito - urge, inspire, arouse
soleo - be in the habit, usually do
ad - to, toward
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