Thursday, January 29, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpe et Uva

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Vulpe et Uva, the story of the fox and the "sour grapes" (so called). You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
Racemum dependentem
frustra conata est Vulpecula
iteratis saltibus attingere.
Sed tandem
conatibus cassis omnino defatigata,
indignabunda recessit, inquiens,
acerbas et immaturas istas uvas,
quae sane tam sordidae sunt
ut ne quidem humi iacentes attollerem,
si mihi gratis offerrentur.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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