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Beginners Latin Course: 1. Perseus and the Gorgon, 11. The Oracle Fulfilled

11. The Oracle Fulfilled

Post haec Perseus cum uxore sua ad urbem Acrisi rediit.

Ille autem ubi Perseum vidit, magno terrore adfectus est; nam propter oraculum istud nepotem suum adhuc timebat.

In Thessaliam igitur ad urbem Larisam statim refugit; frustra tamen; neque enim fatum suum vitavit.

Post paucos annos rex Larisae ludos magnos fecit; nuntios in omnes partes dimiserat et diem edixerat.

Multi ex omnibus urbibus Graeciae ad ludos convenerunt; ipse Perseus inter alios certamen discorum iniit.

At dum discum conicit, avum suum casu occidit; Acrisius enim inter spectatores eius certaminis forte stabat......

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11. The Oracle Fulfilled

Post haec Perseus cum uxore sua ad urbem Acrisi rediit. After this, Perseus and his wife returned to the city Acrisi.

Ille autem ubi Perseum vidit, magno terrore adfectus est; nam propter oraculum istud nepotem suum adhuc timebat. But he said he saw Perseus, Acrisius was terrified affected; For the sake of the oracle still feared his grandson.

In Thessaliam igitur ad urbem Larisam statim refugit; frustra tamen;  neque enim fatum suum vitavit. The Thessaly to the city of Larissa, immediately escaped it was in vain; nor of the will of Fate, and he has avoided.

Post paucos annos rex Larisae ludos magnos fecit; nuntios in omnes partes dimiserat et diem edixerat. After a few years, King Larissa performed great games; he had sent messengers to all quarters, and had announced the date.

Multi ex omnibus urbibus Graeciae ad ludos convenerunt; ipse Perseus inter alios certamen discorum iniit. Many people from all the cities of Greece came to the games; Perseus himself, among the rest, entered the discus competition.

At dum discum conicit, avum suum casu occidit; Acrisius enim inter spectatores eius certaminis forte stabat...... But, as soon the dish to be ventures a guess that, he killed his grandfather by accident; ...... happened to be standing among the spectators of this contest, Acrisius,

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