2020 NDJCL


Level Intro and I


Echo and Narcissus


Ubi nympha Ēchō Narcissum vīdit, statim iuvenem amāvit.  Ēchō adhūc corpus et vōcem habēbat. Quod Ēchō Iūnōnī, rēgīnae deōrum, dolō nocuerat, Iūnō dīxit: “Nōn sine poenā mihi nocueris.”  Ēchō vōcem habet, sed sōlum respondēre potest. Verba sōla aliōrum reportāre potest.

Ōlim Narcissus cum cēterīs iuvenibus animālia fera in silvīs quaerit.  Ēchō prope iuvenem sēcrētō est.  

“Quis adest?” rogat Narcissus.  “Quis adest?”

“Adest,” respondet Ēchō.

“Venī,” clāmat Narcissus magnā vōce.  “Venī!”

“Vēnī,” respondet Ēchō, et nympha misera iuvenem superbum bracchiīs suīs tenēre temptat.


“Echo and Narcissus,” Latin Via Ovid, p. 105, abridged & adapted



When the nymph Echo saw Narcissus, she immediately loved the young man.  Echo still had her body and voice. Because Echo had insulted Juno, the queen of the gods, Juno said, “You will not harm me without punishment.”  Echo has a voice, but she can only respond. She can give back only the words of others.  

One day Narcissus is hunting wild animals in the forest with other young men.  Echo is near the young man secretly.

“Who is there?” asks Narcissus.  “Who is there?”

“___ is here,” Echo responds.

“Come,” shouts Narcissus in a loud voice.  “Come!”

“I have come,” responds Echo, and the unhappy nymph tries to hold the proud young man with her arms.

Latin Reading Judging Form

1. Confidence                         _____(5)                    

2. Continuity                           _____(5)

3. Phrasing                              _____(5)

4. Word Accent                      _____(5)

5. Vowel Quality                    _____(5)

6. Syllabication                       _____(5)

7. Consonant Quality              _____(5)

8. Double Consonants             _____(5)

9. Overall Effectiveness         _____(10)



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