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 Aesopus.Ning.com 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,
dictitans
sese laborasse,
dum illa cantabat.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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