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By R.P.M. Lehmann

This instruction manual used to be produced with the purpose of supplying scholars with an advent to previous Irish literature in addition to to the language. one of many extraordinary outdated Irish tales is used because the simple textual content. Examples of poems, and of the glosses, complement it. All are completely annotated. The grammatical details supplied in those annotations is summarized in grammatical sections facing particular structures and varieties. the 1st fifty of those sections are descriptive; a number of the comparable concerns are mentioned within the moment fifty part from a historic viewpoint. a last thesaurus comprises references to all phrases taking place within the texts. The gear was once hence designed to allow a comparatively effortless method of a truly tricky language.

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LIBRO IV 65 ro, si también el segundo recibía las objeciones de dioses y hombres. Tulio, sin embargo, adoptó en un primer 3 momento el papel de un regente, com o ya he dicho an­ tes; luego, con algunos gestos de benevolencia, se ganó al pueblo, y éste, por sí solo, lo designó rey. Como fue un hombre ecuánime y moderado, con su actuación pos­ terior acalló las acusaciones de no haber realizado todo conforme a las leyes y dio pie a que muchos pensaran que, de no haber muerto antes de tiempo, habría trans­ formado el sistema de gobierno en una democracia.

Cuando estas cotí los nietos de . , „ . . Tarquinio jovenes llegaron a edad casadera, se las dio a los sobrinos de su madre, nietos de Tarquinio. A la mayor la casó con el m ayor y a la menor con el m e n o r65, pues pensaba que de esta ma­ nera congeniarían m ejor con sus maridos. Pero resultó 2 que la suerte fue adversa en la unión de cada yerno, pues no había similitud de caracteres. En efecto, Lucio, el mayor, de carácter atrevido, arrogante y tiránico, fue a casarse con una mujer buena, prudente y amante de su padre.

32 »Si tú hubieras actuado así, en primer lugar te ha­ brías ganado la reputación de hombre justo y piadoso; después, habrías reinado conmigo y compartido todos los honores; te habrías oído llamar benefactor, padre, salvador, y todos los nombres más honrosos que los hom­ bres otorgan en reconocimiento de las nobles acciones; y no llevarías ya cuarenta y cuatro años privándome LIBRO IV 55 de lo mío, a mí, que ni soy un lisiado, ni un necio. ¿Y todavía te atreves a preguntarme qué me has hecho pa­ ra que te considere un terrible enemigo y por qué te acuso?

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