Thursday, February 12, 2009

Fabula: De Formica et Columba



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Formica et Columba, a story of cooperation between two tiny animals. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Formica,
ut sitim sedaret,
fonticulum accessit,
sed in fonticulum elapsa
et paene lymphis absorpta est.
Columba,
arborem insidens fonticulo contiguam,
ramusculum ore direptum
in fonticulum deiecit,
cuius adminiculo servata
Formica evasit.
Sed interea affuit Auceps,
Columbae insidias tensurus.
Formica
tibiale gravissime mordebat.
Cui cum fricandi gratiam admonebat,
percepit id Columba
et impune avolavit.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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