Saturday, December 20, 2008

LaFontaine in Latin: De Vulpe et Uva



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Porta Latina: Fables of La Fontaine in a Latin Version by Frank Gardner Moore (available for free from Google Books). You can find out more about this particular fable at my Aesop website.
3. De Vulpe et Uva
Vulpes quaedam,
fame confecta,
uvas de pergula pendentes,
maturas, ut videbatur, et purpureas
conspicata,
eas, quamvis cupida,
attingere non poterat.
Itaque
"Acerbae," inquit, "adhuc sunt,
calonibus tantum maturae!"
Num melius fuisset
gemere ac lamentari?

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