Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Agricola et Ciconia, the story of the stork who was caught by accident and tried to beg for mercy based on her very good reputation. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Laqueum praetendit RusticusHere is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:
Capitur et Ciconia.
et innocentem sese clamitat,
nec gruem nec anserem esse,
sed avium omnium optimam,
parentibus sedulo inservire
eundemque senio confectum
“Horum (inquit) nihil me fugit;
cum nocentibus postquam te cepi,
cum nocentibus morieris.”