Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Fabula: De Aucupe et Palumbe

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Aucupe et Palumbe, the story of the unexpected fate which befell a birdcatcher. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
It foras Auceps;
nidulantem procul in altissima arbore
Adproperat et,
dum insidias molitur,
premit forte calcibus Anguem,
qui ex improviso mordebat.
Auceps, subito exanimatus malo:
“Me miserum! (inquit)
Dum alteri insidior,
ipse dispereo.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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