Listen to the audio feed from TSTT Mission Control as you read, operatives.
Iuppiter Alcmēnam erat īrātissima. Alcmēnam quod Iuppiter amāvit. Iūnō īnfantem Herculem sed . Iūnō duōs serpentēs ad īnfantem Herculem . Herculēs serpentēs et strangulāvit. Herculēs nōn timēbat. sed Alcmēna . mox Iuppiter et Alcmēnam . Iūnō
mox Herculēs erat iuvenis . Herculēs tunc uxōrem et fīliōs habuit sed . uxōrem et fīliōs . Herculēs ad in Delphīs fūgit. vātēs dīxit, "Herculēs, labōrēs dēbēs. ad rēgem Eurystheum dēbēs." itaque Herculēs ad rēgem Eurystheum .
Apollō et Neptūnus vīdērunt Lāomedontem. Lāomedon erat rex et . hī mūrī erant circum suam urbem. hac urbs erat Trōia.
labor Lāomedontis erat difficilis atque Apollō et Neptūnus voluērunt adiuvāre Lāomedontem. illī deī in hominēs et ad Lāomedontem ambulāvērunt. Lāomedon dīxit, “ō hominēs , mē! habeō multam pecūniam!”
Apollō et Neptūnus mōvērunt magna saxa et aedificāvērunt magnōs mūrōs. Lāomedon dāre pecūniam Apollinī Neptūnōque.
atque Apollō et Neptūnus mīsērunt mōnstrum ad Trōiam. ōrāculum dīxit, “Lāomedon dēbet sacrificāre suam fīliam!” Lāomedon tamen nōlēbat sacrificāre suam fīliam. Lāomedon rogāvit, “ubī sunt hēroēs? habeō immortalēs!”
Herculēs , pūgnāvit mōnstrum, et servāvit fīliam Lāomedontis. Lāomedon tamen nōlēbat dāre equōs immortalēs Herculī.
atque Herculēs nēcāvit Lāomedontem. ūnus fīlius Lāomedontis . hic fīlius erat Priamus. nunc Priamus erat rēx Trōiae.
Operatives, you are advised to continue focusing your attunement on both nominative plural nouns (-ae, -ī, -ēs) and 3rd person plural verbs (-nt).
Also, in this module you might notice some verbs that look different than other verbs you’ve seen previously.
As you know, not all actions take place in the present . So far the verbs you’ve used have all been in the present tense; in this module, the Demiurge would like to introduce you to a form of the past tense called the imperfect tense.
Verbs in the imperfect tense have already occurred. When translating them to English, it is recommended that you translate them as “was verbing”, “used to verb”, or “kept on verbing.” These verbs are easily recognizeable because of the -ba- that comes before the present tense endings you already know. The only exception this is in the first person, which ends -ō in the present tense and -bam in the imperfect tense.
Consider the following:
|Present Tense||Imperfect Tense|
|iam||now, soon, already||adverb|
|vir / virum||man||noun|
Operative, the early “history” of Troy (whose more proper name is Ilium) is exceedingly complex, especially the parts involving Laomedon.
The Demiurge also recommends continuing your attunement research into the myths of Priam.
3.2.a - CULTURALIA Comprehension Questions
Directions: Using the CULTURALIA section of your CODEX as a guide, answer the following questions:
1. How many children total did Priam have?
2. What was special about Helenus and Cassandra?
3. What happened to Polyxena?
4. What was Priam’s original name?
5. Who was his sister?
6. Who was Laomedon’s father?
7. What happened to Ganymedes? What did Zeus do for Laomedon in compensation?
8. Which two gods were forced to serve Laomedon?
9. What did they do when Laomedon broke his word?
10. Who saved Hesione?
Write your own Latin sentence!
Directions: Choose words from different columns to create a sentence in Latin. Write at least five (5) Latin sentences. Then translate your sentences.
Directions: In each section below, "collect" each word that fits the carta collectionis element shown. The words that remain are the hidden sentence. Then translate the sentence into English.
1. nominative plural
servī puellae Tiberius canēs ex arbore militēs in terram malī cadit
2. imperfect verbs
iacēbant sedēbat Marcus ambulābat in iānuam erant ambulāvit et mūrum dicēbat pulsāvit.
3. nominative singular
canis puerī puella dēbent malus in arbor sellīs lapis sedēre.
4. accusative singular
toga malum quae patruum canem in arborem viā Marcum iacet cēram sordida viam est.
5. prepositional phrases
in viā malus canem prope viam cōnspicit ex arbore et in villam eum in cērā verberat.
nitidus puella magnus in tuus viā parvus meus ad longus forum parva ambulābat.
quid bene dē optimē Romā scīs lentē?
Directions: Answer the questions in English, based on the Latin vocabulary word. Be sure to include the Latin vocabulary word in your answer!
1. Do you think you would invenis lots of sellae in templō?
2. Are you a vir?
3. Have you ever met someone who pallium gerit?
4. Do you think you would use vōs when addressing your sociī?
5. What would happen to you if you struck your sibling with a baculum?
Directions: Read the KEY-TEXT and number the following sentences in the order in which they occur:
_____ Hercules killed the snakes.
_____ Hercules had a wife and sons.
_____ Alcmena was a faithful wife.
_____ Juno tried to kill the baby.
_____ Hercules went to serve the king.
_____ Juno was very mad.
_____ Hercules soon grew up.
_____ Jupiter was in love with the princess.
_____ Hercules was not afraid of the danger.
_____ Jupiter made a plan.