Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fabula: De Piscatore et Pisciculo

Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Piscator et Pisciculus, the story of the fish who begged the fisherman to set him free. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the website.
Smaridem Pisciculum
captabat Piscator,
ut se tunc demitteret
donec grandesceret
unde luculentius et lautius
hospitum fauces expleret,
importunis precibus fatigavit.
Cui Piscator:
“Me sane insulsum crederes,
si tam futilibus et lubricis promissis
fidem adhiberem
et certum commodum
pro spe incerta commutarem.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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