The Printable KISS Grammar Workbooks Level 6.6 Syntax and Writing

The Death of Hyacinth
Giovanni Battista Tiepolo
(1696 -1770)
Adapted from Ovid

Adapted from Ovid

     It happened on a day that the two friends stripped off their 

garments, rubbed the juice of the olive upon their bodies, and engaged

in throwing the quoit. First Apollo poised it and tossed it far. It cleaved

the air with its weight and fell heavily to earth.  At that moment 

Hyacinthus ran forwards and hastened to take up the disc, but the 

hard earth sent it rebounding straight into his face, so that he fell 

wounded to the ground.