Niobe and her Children (pt. 1)

Niobē, rēgina Thēbānōrum, erat pulchra fēmina sed superba. Erat superba nōn sōlum fōrmā suā marītīque potentiā sed etiam magnō līberōrum numerō. Nam habēbat septem fīliōs et septem fīliās. Sed ea superbia erat rēgīnae causa magnae trīstitiae et līberīs causa dūrae poenae. (Beginner’s Guide to Latin)

Niobe, queen of the Thebans, was a beautiful but proud woman. She was proud not only because of her beauty and her husband’s power, but also because of her great number of children. For she had seven sons and seven daughters. But that pride was the cause of great sadness for the queen and harsh punishments for her children.

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