Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Fabula: De Cane Mordaci



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Cane Mordaci, the story of the dog who had a habit of biting. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Cani, saepius homines mordenti,
illigavit Dominus
nolam,
scilicet ut sibi quisque caveret.
Canis, ratus
virtuti suae tributum hoc decus esse,
populares omnes despicit.
Accedit tandem ad hunc Canem
aliquis, iam aetate et auctoritate gravis,
monens eum ne erret.
“Nam ista nola (inquit)
data est tibi
in dedecus, non in decus.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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