The 'parts' are in accordance to Cambridge Latin Course Book IVB
Part I
In the meantime Daedalus was hating Crete and his long exile, and touched by the love of his birthplace and had been closed in by the sea. "Although the ground" he said "and the waves may be blocked by Minos, the sky certainly lies open, we will fly that way! Minos may possess everything, but he does not possess the air." He spoke and turned his mind to new arts and revolutionised nature. For he put the feathers in a row so that you would think that they grew in a slope. In the same way sometimes the pipes of a countryman rise up gradually with reeds of different lengths.
Part II
Then he tied the middle and bottom feathers with thread and wax, and having been arranged in this way, he bent them in a slight curve in order to imitate real birds. The boy Icarus was standing with him and unaware that he was handling the cause of danger for himself, sometimes with a smiling face he was trying to catch the feathers which the wandering breeze had moved and sometimes he would soften the golden wax with his thumb, and by his playing he was hindering his fathers wonderful work. After the final touch had been placed upon the undertaking the craftsman balanced his body on the two wings, he himself hung in the moving air.
Part III
And he equipped his son and he said "I warn you Icarus to go by the middle course, if yo go too low the water may weigh down your wings, if too high the heat may burn them. Fly between the two! And I order you not to look at Bootes or Helice nor the drawn sword of Orion: hasten upon the route with me as leader!" At the same time as he handed over the instructions for flying, he also fastened the unfamiliar wings to his shoulders.
Part IV
During the work and the warnings the old mans cheeks became wet and the fathers hands trembled , he gave kisses to his son, never to repeated, and raised up upon the wings he flew ahead and he feared for his companion like a bird, who has lead forth its tender offspring from the high nest into the air and he encouraged him to follow and he taught him ruinous skills and he himself moved his own wings and he looked back at the wings of his son. Someone saw them while he was trying to catch fish with a quivering rod as did a shpeherd leanign on his stick and a ploghman on his plough handlew and he was amazed and those who were able to fly through the air he belived to be gods.
Part V
and now Samos, sacred to Juno, was on the left hand (both Delos and Paros had been left behind) on the right was Lebinthos and Calymne, rich with honey. when the boy began to rejoice in bold flying and eserted his leader and drawn on by the desire for the sky, travelled higher. the proximity of the blazing sun softened the sweet smelling wax, the fastenings of the feathers. the wax had melted, he flapped his bare arms, and being without wings he got a grip of no breezes, and his mouth shouting his fathers name was recieved by the dark blue water, which has drawn his name from him. But the unfortunate father, no longer a father, said "Icarus" he said "Icarus, where are you? In which region am I to look for you? Icarus!" he kept on saying. He caught sight of feathers int he waves and he cursed his skill and he buried the body in a tomb, and the land is called by the name of the one who was buried.
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