Sunday, January 18, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpecula et Ciconia



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Vulpecula et Ciconia, the story of the fox and the stork inviting one another to dinner. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Vulpecula
ad cenam invitavit Ciconiam,
obsoniumque
in mensam effundit
et, cum liquidum esset,
lingua lingebat,
quod
Ciconia frustra rostro tentavit.
Abit elusa Avis,
pudet pigetque iniuriae.
Paucis diebus interlapsis,
invitat ad cenam Vulpeculam.
Vitreum vas
situm erat,
obsonii plenum.
Quod cum esset arti gutturis,
Vulpeculae licuit
obsonium videre,
gustare non licuit.
Ciconia enim
rostro facile exhausit.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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