Thursday, December 25, 2008

Fabula: De Pavone et Grue

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Pavo et Grus, the story of the boastful peacock and the crane. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
Pavo et Grus
foedus inter se ineunt
unaque cenant.
Inter cenandum,
nobilitatem suam iactat,
formosam ostentat caudam,
Gruemque hospitem contemnit.
Grus fatetur
formosiorem esse pennis;
se tamen,
cum vix tectis supervolitat Pavo,
animoso volatu
penetrare nubes.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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