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Scintillla et Horatia in casam

  • Quīntus est puer Rōmānus.
  • Quīntus in Apūliā habitat; Apūlia est in Italiā.
  • Scintilla est fēmina Rōmāna; in casā labōrat.
  • Horātia puella Rōmāna est; in casā cēnat.


verbs ambulat to walk cēnat to dine festinat to hurry intrat to enter labōrat to work

nouns casa house cēna dinner fēmina woman puella girl

adjectives fessa tired laeta happy parāta ready

adverbs mox soon nōn not

conjunctions et and sed but


Scintilla in casā labōrat; fessa est. Horātia in casam intrat; iēiūna est. sed cēna nōn parāta est. Scintilla festīnat et mox cēna est parāta.
Scintilla in house works; tired (she) is. Horātia in house enters; hungry (he) is. But dinner not ready is. Scintilla hurries and soon dinner is prepared

'ecce!' inquit, 'cēna est parāta.' puella laeta est; ad mēnsam festīnat et avidē cēnat. 
look! (she) says, dinner is ready. girl happy is; to table hurries and greedily dines

postrīdiē Scintilla ad tabernās ambulat. Horātia in casā labōrat. mox Scintilla redit et in casam intrat. ecce, parāta est cēna. Scintilla laeta est. 
next day Scintilla to shops walks. Horātia in house works. soon Scintilla returns and in house enters. look, prepared is dinner. Scintilla happy is.


Quintus Horatius Flaccus, (December 8, 65 BC - November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus. Horace is generally considered by classicists to be one of the greatest Latin poets. He wrote many Latin phrases that remain in use (in Latin or in translation) including carpe diem, "seize the day"; Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori; and aurea mediocritas, the "golden mean." His works (like those of all but the earliest Latin poets) are written in Greek metres, from the hexameter, which was relatively easy to adapt to Latin, to the more complex measures used in the Odes, like alcaics and sapphics, which were sometimes a difficult fit for Latin structure and syntax.