10. Polydectes is Turned to Stone (primer)
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Postquam Perseus appulit navem ad insulam,
After Perseus drove in his ship to the island,
contulit se ad locum ubi mater olim habitaverat,
he took himself to the place where his mother previously had lived,
sed invenit domum vacuam et omnino desertam.
but he found the house empty and completely deserted.
Tres dies per totam insulam quaerebat matrem;
For three days through the entire island he searched for his mother;
tandem quarto die pervenit ad templum Dianae.
finally on the fourth day he came to the temple of Diana.
Huc Danae refugerat, quod timebat Polydectem.
To this place Danae had fled for refuge, because she feared Polydectes,
Perseus ubi cognovit haec, commotus est magna ira;
Perseus when he found out these < things>, was aroused with great anger. sine mora contendit ad regiam Polydectis,
Without delay he marched to the palace of Polydectes,
et ubi venit eo, statim inrupit in atrium.
and when he came to that place, immediately burst into the hallway.
Polydectes adfectus est magno timore et volebat fugere.
Polydectes was struck with great terror and wanted to flee.
Dum tamen ille fugit, Perseus monstravit caput Medusae;
However while he is fleeing, Perseus revealed the head of Medusa.
ille autem simul_atque vidit hoc, versus est in saxum.
he then as soon as he saw this, was turned into stone.