Thursday, January 8, 2009

Fabula: De Rustico et Aratro Suo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Rustico et Aratro Suo, the story of the man who prayed to Hercules - with unexpected results! You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Rustici aratrum
haeret in profundo luto.
Mox prostratus,
Herculem implorat,
cum statim vox a caelo auditur:
“Inepte,
flagellato equos
et ipse
totis viribus umerisque
annitere rotis!
Et deinde Herculem invocato!
Tunc enim tibi
propitius Hercules aderit.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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