Monday, December 8, 2008

Fabula: De Cane et Bove

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Cane et Bove, the famous story of "the dog in the manger." You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
In praesepi faeni pleno
decumbebat Canis.
Venit Bos
ut comedat faenum,
cum Canis, confestim sese erigens,
tota voce elatravit.
Cui Bos:
“Dii te,
cum ista tua invidia,
perdant (inquit):
nec enim faeno ipse vesceris,
nec me vesci sines.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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