Saturday, February 14, 2009

Fabula: De Leone Sene



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Leo Senex, the story of the revenge of the animals against the old lion. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Leo,
longaevae senectutis laborans vitio
et viribus deprivatus,
odio et contemptui fuit
omnium ferarum.
In quarum numero Asinus
(omnium animantium vilissimus)
apparebat,
et Leoni imbelli
calce minitatus est.
Quod cum vidisset Leo,
suspirans inquit
iustum fuisse
ut tandem iniurias suas
ferae ulciscerentur,
et ut iam odio haberetur,
qui olim
omnibus metum intulisset.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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