Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fabula: De Rustico et Colubro



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Rusticus et Coluber, the story of the peasant and the ungrateful snake. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Rusticus
repertum in altiori nive Colubrum,
frigore prope enectum,
domum tulit
et ad focum adiecit.
Coluber
ab igni
vires virusque recipiens
et non amplius flammam ferens,
totum tugurium sibilando infecit.
Accurrit Rusticus
et, correpta sude,
verbis verberibusque
cum eo iniuriam expostulat:
“Num haec est quam retulit gratia,
eripiendo vitam illi
cui vitam debuit?”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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