Sunday, January 25, 2009

Fabula: De Aucupe et Perdice



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Aucupe et Perdice, the story of the perfidious partridge. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Auceps,
retibus extensis,
captabat Perdicem.
Volucris illa captata
supplicabunde illum rogabat
ut se demitteret,
promittens
se in retia plurimas Aves allecturam.
Cui Auceps:
“Nequaquam hoc faciam,
nam procul dubio me decipies,
quae sodales tuos proditura es.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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