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Fabulae Faciles: Perseus
2. Jupiter Saves His Son

Jupiter saves Perseus and his mother from the watery death Acrisius had planned for them. He drives their ark to the island Seriphos, where the king Polydectes welcomes them.

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2. Jupiter Saves His Son

Iuppiter tamen haec omnia vīdit, et fīlium suum servāre cōnstituit. Tranquillum igitur fēcit mare, et arcam ad īnsulam Serīphum perdūxit. Hūius īnsulae Polydectēs tum rēx erat. Postquam arca ad lītus appulsa est, Danaē in harēnā quiētem capiēbat. Post breve tempus ā piscātōre quōdam reperta est et ad domum rēgis Polydectis adducta est. Ille mātrem et puerum benīgnē excēpit, et iīs sēdem tūtam in fīnibus suīs dedit. Danaē hōc dōnum libenter accēpit, et prō tantō beneficiō rēgī grātiās ēgit.

Iuppiter tamen haec omnia vīdit, et fīlium suum servāre cōnstituit.

Tranquillum igitur fēcit mare, et arcam ad īnsulam Serīphum perdūxit.

Hūius īnsulae Polydectēs tum rēx erat.

Postquam arca ad lītus appulsa est, Danaē in harēnā quiētem capiēbat.

Post breve tempus ā piscātōre quōdam reperta est et ad domum rēgis Polydectis adducta est.

Ille mātrem et puerum benīgnē excēpit, et iīs sēdem tūtam in fīnibus suīs dedit.

Danaē hōc dōnum libenter accēpit, et prō tantō beneficiō rēgī grātiās ēgit.


Iuppiter tamen haec omnia vīdit, et fīlium suum ser vāre cōnstituit. Tranquillum igitur fēcit mare, et arcam ad īnsulam Serīphum perdūxit. Hūius īnsulae Polydectēs tum rēx erat. Postquam arca ad lītus appulsa est, Danaē in harēnā quiētem capiēbat. Post breve tempus ā piscātōre quōdam reperta est et ad domum rēgis Polydectis adducta est. Ille mātrem et puerum benīgnē excēpit, et iīs sēdem tūtam in fīnibus suīs dedit. Danaē hōc dōnum libenter accēpit, et prō tantō beneficiō rēgī grātiās ēgit.

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