Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fabula: De Equo et Asello Onusto



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Equus et Asellus Onustus, the story of the selfish horse who refused to carry part of the donkey's load. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Agitabat Coriarius quidam
una
Equum et Asinum onustum.
Sed in via fatiscens,
Asinus rogabat Equum
ut sibi succurreret
et velit
portiunculam oneris tanti tolerare.
Recusabat Equus
et mox Asinus oneri totus succubuit
et halitum clausit supremum.
Herus accedens
mortuo Asino sarcinam detraxit
et, pelle superaddita excoriata,
omnia Equo imposuit.
Quod cum sensisset Equus,
ingemuit,
inquiens,
“Quam misellus ego,
qui,
cum portiunculam oneris socii ferre recusaverim,
iam totam sarcinam cogar tolerare.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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