Friday, February 13, 2009

Fabula: De Mure et Rana



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Mus et Rana, the story of the unexpected outcome of the battle between the mouse and the frog. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Post longe exercita odia,
Mus et Rana
in bellum ruebant.
Causa certaminis
erat de paludis imperio.
Anceps pugna fuit.
Mus
insidias sub herbis struebat
et improviso Marte Ranam adoritur.
Rana,
viribus melior et pectore,
insultuque valens,
hostem aggreditur.
Hasta utrique erat iuncea
et paribus formosa nodis.
Sed, certamine procul viso,
Milvus adproperat,
dumque prae pugnae studio
neuter sibi cavebat,
bellatores ambos
egregie pugnantes
Milvus
secum attollit laniatque.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

No comments: