Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fabula: De Leone et Urso



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Leo et Ursus, the story of how the fox got the better of the lion and the bear. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Leo et Ursus,
simul magnum adepti hinnulum,
de eo concertabant.
Graviter autem a se ipsis affecti,
ut ex multa pugna etiam vertigine corriperentur,
defatigati iacebant.
Vulpes interea,
circumcirca eundo
ubi prostratos eos vidit
et hinnulum in medio iacentem,
hunc,
per utrosque percurrendo,
rapuit
fugiensque abivit.
At illi videbant quidem
furacem Vulpem
sed, quia non potuerunt surgere,
“Eheu nos miseros,”
dicebant,
“quia Vulpi laboravimus.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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