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NLE - INT RED - Ad Astra....Per Fābulās! (L1)

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  • Q1

    Who invented the lyre? (lines 1-2)

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  • Q2

    What Latin phrase (lines 1-2) tells us from what the lyre was made?

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    eius rī maximē studiōsus

    dē testudine

    inter sīdera

    Calliopēs fīliō

  • Q3

    In line 3, why did the wild beasts approach Orpheus?

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    They wanted to accept him into their herd.

    They had already attacked his mother.

    They were charmed by his beautiful song.

    They wanted to tear him limb from limb.

  • Q4

    Where does Orpheus praise the offspring of the gods? (lines 4-5)

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    in the Underworld

    among the stars

    on Mt. Olympus

    in the forest

  • Q5

    By his use of the phrase "ut bene scīs" on line 6, Hyginus indicates that he

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    is criticizing the reader for their ignorance

    is deviating from the usual story

    believes the reader already knows the story

    wants the reader to pay close attention

  • Q6

    Based on the tenses of the Latin verbs in line 6, what happened first?

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    The animals fled.

    Eurydice was forced to return to the Underworld.

    Orpheus became sad.

    Orpheus looked back.

  • Q7

    The subject of coācta est (line 6) is

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  • Q8

    What causes the narrator to exclaim "miserābile dictū!" on line 6?

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    the length of the song

    Eurydice's children

    the unfortunate death of wild animals

    Orpheus' mistake


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