36. Laomedon and the Sea-Monster (primer)
illo tempore quidam Laomedon obtinebat regnum Troiae.
At that time a certain Laomedon held the kingship of Troy.
ad hunc Neptunus et Apollo venerant superiore anno
To this < man> Neptune and Apollo had come in the previous year et cum Troia nondum haberet moenia,
and since Troy not yet had city-walls,
obtulerant auxilium ad hoc opus .
they had offered help towards this task .
tamen postquam moenia confecta sunt auxilio horum,
However, after the walls were finished with the help of these < gods>, Laomedon nolebat persolvere praemium quod proposuerat .
Laomedon refused to pay out the reward which he had proposed .
igitur Neptunus et Apollo
Therefore Neptune and Apollo,
irati ob hanc causam
angered on account of this reason,
miserunt quoddam monstrum horribili specie
sent a certain monster with horrible appearance
quod veniebat e mari cottidie
which came out of the sea every day
et vorabat homines -que pecudes.
and devoured people and cattle.
autem Troiani perterriti timore continebantur in urbe,
And the Trojans, terrified with fear, were being held in in the city,
et compulerant omnia pecora ex agris intra muros.
and had driven together all their flocks out of the fields inside the city walls.
Laomedon commotus his rebus consuluit oraculum
Laomedon, worried by these things, he consulted an oracle,
ac deus praecepit ei ut
and the god advised to him that
obiceret monstro filiam Hesionem.
he should throw to the monster his daughter Hesione.