Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fabula: De Alauda et Pullis Eius



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Alauda et Pulli Eius, the story of the wise lark and her chicks. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Alauda
positos in segete Pullos monet
ut, dum ipsa abest,
diligenter attendant
praetereuntium sermones
de messe.
Redit a pastu Mater.
Pulli anxii narrant
Dominum agri
operam illam mandasse vicinis.
Respondet
nihil esse periculi.
Item, alio die,
trepidi aiunt
rogatos ad metendum esse amicos.
Iubet iterum illa
ut sint securi.
Tertio,
ut audivit
ipsum Dominum cum filio
statuisse postremo
mane cum falce messem intrare,
“Iam (inquit) est tempus
ut fugiamus.
Dominum enim agri timeo,
quia probe scio
quod illi res cordi est.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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