Monday, January 12, 2009

Fabula: De Lupis et Ovibus



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Lupis et Ovibus, the story of the treaty between the wolves and the sheep. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Foedus aliquando fuit
inter Lupos et Oves,
quibus natura discordia est.
Obsides utrimque tradebantur.
Oves, in suam partem,
vigilem canum custodiam,
Lupi
suos catulos tradiderunt.
Quietis Ovibus ac pascentibus,
lupuli
matrum desiderio
ululatus edunt.
Tum Lupi irruentes
foedus fidemque solutam
clamitant,
Ovesque,
canum praesidio destitutas,
laniant.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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