Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpe et Lupo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Vulpe et Lupo, the story of the fox who needed help to get out of a well. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Vulpes,
cum in puteum fortuito incidisset,
Lupum in ripa praetereuntem
vidit rogavitque
ut funem sibi compararet
opemque daret
ad se ipsam a tanto periculo extrahendam.
Cui Lupus:
“Miserrima Vulpes,
condoleo tuum infortunium.
Dic, precor:
quomodo in hunc puteum incidisti?”
Respondebat Vulpes,
“Non opus est ambagibus.
Quin tu funem comparato,
et deinde
omnia tibi in ordine expediam.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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