Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fabula: De Rana et Bove



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Rana et Bove, the story of the frog who wanted to be as big as an ox. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Rana,
cupida aequandi Bovem,
se distendebat.
Filius hortabatur Matrem
coepto desistere;
nihil enim esse Ranam ad Bovem.
Illa autem,
posthabito consilio,
secundum intumuit.
Clamitat Natus:
“Crepes licet, Mater,
Bovem nunquam vinces.”
Tertium autem cum intumuisset,
crepuit.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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