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Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles: Jason 5

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5. THE ANCHOR IS WEIGHED
Intereâ is diês appetêbat quem Iâsôn per nûntiôs êdîxerat, et ex omnibus regiônibus Graeciae multî, quôs aut reî novitâs aut spês glôriae movêbat, undique conveniêbant. Trâditum est autem in hôc numerô fuisse Herculem, dê quô suprâ multa perscrîpsimus, Orpheum, citharoedum praeclârissimum, Thêseum, Castorem, multôsque aliôs quorum nômina sunt nôtissima. Ex hîs Iâsôn quôs arbitrâtus est ad omnia perîcula subeunda parâtissimôs esse, eôs ad numerum quînquâgintâ dêlêgit et sociôs sibi adiûnxit; tum paucôs diês commorâtus, ut ad omnîs câsûs subsidia comparâret, nâvem dêdûxit, et tempestâtem ad nâvigandum idôneam nactus mâgnô cum plausû omnium solvit.

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Intereâ
is diês appetêbat
quem Iâsôn
per nûntiôs êdîxerat,
quem: relative pronoun, agreeing with dies in gender and number
et ex omnibus regiônibus Graeciae
multî,
quôs
aut reî novitâs
aut spês glôriae
movêbat,
undique conveniêbant.
quos: relative pronoun, agreeing with multi in gender and number
Trâditum est autem
in hôc numerô fuisse
Herculem,
dê quô
suprâ multa perscrîpsimus,

traditum est: postpositive (notice how traditum est is treated as one word-unit, even though the phrase is two words: postpositives come after the first word-unit)
fuisse: infinitive in indirect statement introduced by traditum est
quo: relative pronoun, agreeing with Herculem in gender and number
multa: i.e., stories about Hercules which come earlier (supra) in the book

Orpheum,
citharoedum praeclârissimum,
Thêseum, Castorem,
multôsque aliôs
quorum nômina
sunt nôtissima.

multos...alios: split phrase

quorum: relative pronoun, agreeing with alios in gender and number

Ex hîs Iâsôn
quôs arbitrâtus est
ad omnia perîcula subeunda
parâtissimôs esse,

quos: relative pronoun, agreeing with eos [in next sentence] in gender and number

esse: infinitive in indirect statement introduced by arbitratus est (quos is accusative subject)

eôs
ad numerum quînquâgintâ
dêlêgit
et sociôs sibi adiûnxit;
 
tum
paucôs diês commorâtus,
ut
ad omnîs câsûs
subsidia comparâret,
nâvem dêdûxit,

commoratus...deduxit : participle plus verb (he waited... and [then] launched...)

compararet: subjunctive with ut

et tempestâtem
ad nâvigandum idôneam
nactus
mâgnô cum plausû omnium
solvit.

nactus...solvit : participle plus verb (he found... and [then] set sail...)

magno cum plausu omnium = cum magno plausu omnium


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