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Magister Craft: Salvete plurimum! Nomen mihi est magister Craft. Et hodie mecum amicum habeo. Nomen ei est Lucius, agnomine Scorpio Martianus. Salve, Luci! Quid agis.
Lucius: O, magister Craft, salve! Et omnibus salutem. Me bene habeo, gratias! Quid facimus hodie?
MC: Sumus in urbe antiqua Roma, et de aquaeductibus Romanis discemus.
L: Optime! — Sed, Magister Craft, non video aquaeductum. Ubi sumus? Flumen video.
MC: Ita vero, hic non est aquaeductus, sed longum flumen, tu vero aquam non times, recte?
L: Minime! Scorpio est signum aquaticum scilicet.
MC: Bene, bene. Nomen flumini est Tiberis.
L: A, Certe! Flumen Tiberis. Bene novi hoc flumen. Poterantne Romani aquam ex Tiberi bibere?
MC: Uh, minime, minime! Aqua ex Tiberi non bona erat. Si hanc aquam biberis, aegrotabis. Romani aquam ex Tiberi non poterant bibere.
L: Intellego. Itaque, quid fecerunt Romani? Romae non est aliud flumen.
MC: Recte! Aliud flumen non est. Romani aquam bonam procul a flumine invenerunt.
L: Ah, aquaeductibus utebantur.
MC: Optime! Aquaeductus aquam ducebant ad urbem. Eamus ad aquaeductum.
L: Quid est nomen aquaeductui?
MC: Hic aquaeductus Aqua Appia est. Primus aquaeductus Romae est.
MC: Et sub et supra terram it. Specta!
L: Papae! Cur in aquaeductu sunt fornices?
MC: Fornix fortis est, et minus materiarum vult.
L: Estne alius aquaeductus Romae?
MC: Sane! Eamus! Hic aquaeductus nomine Aqua Virgo est.
L: Est aquaeductus altus! Quo Aqua Virgo ducit aquam?
MC: Ah, bene rogas! Aqua Virgo aquam ducit ad Thermas Agrippae, ad Stagnum Agrippae, ad fontes publicos, et ad domus in Campo Martio.
L: Quomodo? Tantum unum aquaeductum video.
MC: Verum est! Primum aquaeductus aquam ad lacum ducit. Hic lacus est. In laco sunt cuniculi.
L: Cuniculi?! Suntne parvi lepores aquatici in laco?!
MC: O Luci! Non illi cuniculi! Sed hi cuniculi! Vide! Per hos cuniculos aqua ad thermas, ad domus, et ad fontes it.
L: Ah, intellego! Gratias, Magister Craft!
MC: Non, gratias tibi, Luci. Et gratias vobis!
MC et L: Valete!
aegrotare : krank sein, leiden
agnomen, agnominis n : Beiname
alius, -a, -ud : ein anderer
altus, a, um : hoch, tief, erhaben
alere : ernähren
aqua, -ae, f. : Wasser
aquaeductus, -us, m. : Wasserleitung
bibere : trinken, einsaugen
campus, -i, m. : campus Martius : Marsfeld
cuniculus, -i m : 1. Kaninchen; 2. unterirdischer Gang, Schacht
certe : sicher(lich)
cur : warum
discere : lernen
domus, -us, f. : Haus
ducere : führen
eamus : Konjunktiv Präsens von ire = lasst uns gehen!
ei, : Dativ von is, ea, id
itaque : und so, deshalb, daher
facere : machen
flumen, -inis, n. : Fluss
fons, fontis, m. : Quelle
fornix, icis, f. : Wölbung, Bogen
fortis, -e : stark, tapfer, kräftig
gratia, -ae, f. : Anmut, Dank => gratias (habere) : danken
hodie : heute
intellegere : verstehen, wahrnehmen
invenire : auf etwas kommen (=durch Suchen finden)
lacus, -us, m. : See, Wasserbecken
lepus, -oris, m. : Hase
materia, -ae, f. : Materie, Bauholz, Baumaterial
mecum : mit mir
minime : am wenigsten, überhaupt nicht
parvus, -a, -um : klein, gering
plurimum (Adv.) : am meisten
noscere : kennenlernen (Perfekt, 1. Pers. Sg.: novi)
omnis, -e : all, ganz, jeder
procul (Adv.) : fern
publicus, -a, -um : öfentlich, allgemein
quo : wohin?
quomodo (Adv.) : auf welche Weise, wie?
rectus, -a, -um : gerade, recht, richtig, aufrecht
recte (Adv.) : richtig
rogare : fragen
salus, -utis, f. : Wohlbefinden, Wohlergehen, Gruss — omnibus salutem!
sanus, -a, -um : gesund
sane (Adv.) : freilich, allerdings
scilicet, adv. : natürlich, freilich
signum, -i, n. : Merkmal, Zeichen — signum aquaticum?
spectare : schauen
stagnum, i, n. : stehendes Gewässer, Teich
sub : unter(halb), unten
supra : ober(halb), oben
tantum : nur
Tiberis, -is, m. : Tiber
timere : fürchten
urbs, urbis, f. : Stadt
uti : gebrauchen
valere : stark, gesund sein
verum und vero : aber, jedoch
virgo, virginis, f. : Jungfrau, Mädchen
velle : wollen, hier: bedürfen, nötig haben: minus materiarum vult (vult = 3. pers. sg.)
Michael Wood explores the life, works and influence of one of the world’s greatest storytellers who died 2,000 years ago. When an Elizabethan literary critic said that the witty soul of Ovid lived on in ‚honey tongued Shakespeare‘ they were just stating the obvious. Ovid, everyone knew, was simply the most clever, sexy and funny poet in the western tradition. His Metamorphoses, it has often been said, is the most influential secular book in European literature.
Unique among ancient poets, Ovid left us an autobiography, full of riveting intimacy, as well as ironical and slippery self-justification. Using Ovid’s own words, brought to life by one of Britain’s leading actors, Simon Russell Beale, the film tells the story of the poet’s fame, and his fateful falling out with the most powerful man in the world, the Roman emperor Augustus.
Born in Sulmona in central Italy, Ovid moved to Rome to study law but, seduced by ‚the muse of poetry‘, he soon abandoned that career path. Part of Rome’s post-war, young generation, Ovid rose to spectacular fame with his poems about sex – Love Affairs (Amores) and The Art of Love (Ars Amatoria) – an amoral guide to seduction and adultery. Today some of his poems are seen as problematic and even carry a health warning when studied in US universities. But he is difficult to pigeonhole as he also took the female side in a powerful series of fictional letters by women heroes.
By his twenties he was a literary superstar and a thorn in the emperor’s side, his poetry of sex and seduction falling foul of the emperor’s new puritanism, which had even outlawed adultery. In the midst of a sensational sex scandal involving his daughter, the Emperor Augustus banished Ovid to the farthest edge of the empire – the wilds of the Black Sea coast and the marshes of the Danube delta. It’s a tale full of sex, drama and scandal, but his banishment is still a mystery- as he put it, ‚my downfall was all because of a poem – and a mistake- and on the latter my lips are sealed forever‘.
Exile in Romania was unbelievably harsh and dangerous, but worse for Ovid was a sense of separation and loss. His poetry from the Black Sea has inspired the European literature of exile for millennia, from Dante and Petrarch to Mandelstam and Seamus Heaney. The poems, the mystery, and Ovid’s immense legacy in world literature and art, are discussed with leading experts, who trace his influence on, among others, Titian, Turner and even Bob Dylan, whose Modern Times album quarries Ovid’s exile poetry. His greatest and most influential work Metamorphoses, a compendium of the great tales of Greek myth, became one of the core texts of Western culture. Artistic director of the RSC, Greg Doran looks at Ovid’s influence on Shakespeare and the myths in the Metamorphoses that pervade our art, music, and literature. Professor Alessandro Schiesaro discusses Ovid and the postmodern imagination; Professor Roy Gibson untangles his relations with Augustus; while Dr Jennifer Ingleheart, author of a new study on Roman sexual politics, looks at Ovid’s ambition, psychology and influence. Lisa Dwan -the leading interpreter of the drama of Samuel Beckett, another exile and Ovid fan, explores the poet’s use of the female voice and his poetry of exile, which has influenced western writers and artists for the last two millennia.
Following in Ovid’s footsteps, Michael Wood travels from the poet’s birthplace in the beautiful town of Sulmona, to the bright lights of the capital, Rome. Here we visit the Houses of Augustus and Livia, recently opened after 25 years of excavation and conservation. Inside the emperor’s private rooms glow with the colour of their newly restored frescoes. Wood then follows Ovid into exile in Constanta in today’s Romania, and on to the Danube delta, where dramatic footage shows the Danube and the Black Sea frozen over in winter just as Ovid described in his letters.
Throughout the film Ovid’s own words reveal an engaging personality: a voice of startling modernity. ‚He is funny, irreverent, focused on pleasure and obsessed with sex‘ says Prof Roy Gibson. But, says Greg Doran, he is also a poet of cruelty and violence, which especially fascinated Shakespeare. Ovid raises very modern questions about the fluidity of identity and gender, and the mutability of nature. He also explores the relationship between writers and power and the experience of exile, themes especially relevant in our time when, as Lisa Dwan observes, exile has become part of the human condition. But above all, says Michael Wood, Ovid is the Poet of Love, and 2,000 years after his death he is back in focus as one of the world’s greatest poets: ironical, profound, and relevant. (Quelle: www.bbc.co.uk)