Monday, February 23, 2009

Fabula: De Equo et Leone



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Equo et Leone, the story of the horse who outsmarted the old lion. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Venit
ad Equum comedendum
Leo.
Carens autem prae senecta viribus,
meditari coepit artem,
medicumque se esse
profitetur
verborumque ambagibus
Equum moratur.
Equus
dolo dolum,
artem opponit arti;
fingit
se
dudum in loco spinoso
pupugisse pedem
oratque
ut inspiciens sentem medicus educat.
Paret Leo,
at Equus
multa vi calcem Leoni impingit,
et se continuo conicit in pedes.
Leo,
vix tandem ad se rediens,
ictu enim prope exanimatus fuerat:
“Pretium (inquit) fero ob stultitiam,
et is iure effugit.
Dolum enim dolo
ultus est.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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