Thursday, January 15, 2009

Fabula: De Cicada et Formica

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Cicada et Formica, the story of the cricket who was starving in the winter, and begged the ant for food. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
Dum per aestatem
Cicada cantat,
Formica suam exercet messem,
trahendo in antra grana
et in hiemem reponendo.
Saeviente autem bruma,
famelica Cicada
venit ad Formicam
et mendicat victum;
renuebat autem Formica,
sese laborasse,
dum illa cantabat.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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