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Ritchie's Fabulae Faciles: Jason 20

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20. THE BARGAIN WITH PELIAS
Tandem post multa perîcula Iâsôn in eundem locum pervênit unde profectus erat. Tum ê nâvî êgressus ad rêgem Peliam, quî rêgnum adhûc obtinêbat, statim sê contulit, et vellere aureô mônstrâtô ab eô postulâvit ut rêgnum sibi trâderêtur; Peliâs enim pollicitus erat, sî Iâsôn vellus rettulisset, sê rêgnum eî trâditûrum. Postquam Iâsôn quid fierî vellet ostendit, Peliâs prîmô nihil respondit, sed diû in eâdem trîstitiâ tacitus permânsit; tandem ita locûtus est: "Vidês mê aetâte iam esse cônfectum, neque dubium est quîn diês suprêmus mihi appropinquet. Liceat igitur mihi, dum vîvam, hôc rêgnum obtinêre; cum autem tandem dêcesserô, tû mihi succêdês." Hâc ôrâtiône adductus Iâsôn respondit sê id factûrum quod ille rogâsset.

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Tandem
post multa perîcula
Iâsôn
in eundem locum pervênit
unde profectus erat.
 
Tum
ê nâvî êgressus
ad rêgem Peliam,
quî
rêgnum adhûc obtinêbat,
statim sê contulit,

egressus...contulit: participle plus verb (he got out... and went...)

qui: relative pronoun, agreeing with regem in gender and number

et vellere aureô mônstrâtô
ab eô postulâvit
ut rêgnum sibi trâderêtur;

vellere aureo monstrato : ablative absolute

traderetur: subjunctive with ut

Peliâs enim pollicitus erat,
sî Iâsôn vellus rettulisset,

rêgnum eî trâditûrum.

enim: postpositive
rettulisset: subjunctive in conditional statement introduced by si

traditurum = traditurum esse, mortuum esse: infinitive in indirect statement introduced by pollicitus erat (se is accusative subject)

Postquam Iâsôn
quid fierî vellet
ostendit,
Peliâs
prîmô nihil respondit,

fieri: complementary infinitive with vellet

vellet: subjunctive in indirect question introduced by ostendit

sed diû
in eâdem trîstitiâ
tacitus permânsit;
tandem ita locûtus est:
 
"Vidês

aetâte iam esse cônfectum,

esse confectum: infinitive in indirect statement introduced by vides (me is accusative subject)

neque dubium est
quîn diês suprêmus
mihi appropinquet.

appropinquet: subjunctive with quin

Liceat igitur mihi,
dum vîvam,
hôc rêgnum obtinêre;

liceat: jussive subjunctive
igitur: postpositive

vivam: subjunctive with dum
obtinere: complementary infinitive with liceat

cum autem
tandem dêcesserô,
tû mihi succêdês."

autem: postpositive

tu: emphatic use of the nominative personal pronoun (the verb succedes already indicates the subject is "you")

Hâc ôrâtiône adductus
Iâsôn respondit

id factûrum
quod ille rogâsset.

adductus...respondit : participle plus verb (he was persuaded... and replied...)
facturum = facturum esse, infinitive in indirect statement introduced by respondit (se is accusative subject)
rogasset: subjunctive in relative clause in indirect statement, introduced by relative pronoun quod, which agrees with id in gender and number


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