Friday, January 30, 2009

Fabula: De Lupo et Grue

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Lupo et Grue, the story of the wolf and the good-hearted and dim-witted crane. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
osse in gutture retento,
cum multum cruciaretur,
Grui pretium obtulit,
si illud e gutture extraheret.
Grus autem,
cum os e gutture Lupi extraxerat,
pretium sibi promissum postulat.
Cui Lupus,
subridens simulque dentes acuens,
“Satis pretii tibi esse debet
ex meo ore
caput sine capitis iactura eduxeris.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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