Monday, December 15, 2008

Barlow: De Mure Urbano et Mure Rustico



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Fable 4 DE MURE URBANO ET MURE RUSTICO, the story of the city mouse and the country mouse. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Mus Rusticus,
videns Urbanum Murem
rus deambulantem,
invitat ad cenam
depromitque omne penum,
ut tanti hospitis expleat lautitiam.
Urbanus Mus
ruris damnat inopiam
urbisque copiam laudat,
secumque in urbem ducit Rusticum.
Qui,
inter epulandum
attonitus insolitis clamoribus,
cum intellexerat
periculum
quotidianum esse,
dixit Urbano Muri,
“Tuae dapes
plus fellis quam mellis habent.
Malo
securus esse cum mea inopia
quam
dives esse cum tua anxietate.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow (look closely to find the mice!):

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