Saturday, January 31, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpe et Aquila

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Vulpes et Aquila, the story of what happened when the eagle stole the fox's cubs. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
Dum Vulpis proles
foris excurrebant,
ab Aquila comprehensae
Matris fidem implorabant.
Accurrit Vulpes
Aquilamque rogat
ut captivam prolem dimittat.
Aquila, nacta praedam,
ad pullos subvolat.
Vulpes, correpta face,
quasi nidum incendio absumptura esset,
Trepidans Aquila:
“Parce (inquit)
mihi parvisque liberis,
et tuum quidquid habeo
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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