Monday, February 9, 2009

Fabula: De Asino Leonis Pelle Induto

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Asinus Leonis Pelle Indutus, the story of the donkey who found a lion's skin. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
in silvam veniens,
exuvias leonis offendit.
Quibus indutus,
in pascua redit,
greges et armenta
territans fugansque.
Herus autem,
qui vagum fallacemque Asinum perdiderat,
viso Hero,
cum rugitu
obviam fecit.
At Herus,
prehensis quae extabant auriculis,
“Alios licet (inquit) fallas;
ego te probe novi.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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