Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Fabula: De Urso et Alveari



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Ursus et Alveare, the story of the bear who angered the beehive. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Ab Apiculis
irritatus et leviter ictus,
Ursus indignabundus
in totum alveare
totis viribus irruebat.
Ad quam violentam concussionem,
Apes omnes,
velut agmine facto,
in faciem Ursi involabant.
Quarum acriter cruciatus aculeis
Ursus:
“Quanto (inquit)
satius mihi fuisset
unius Apiculae tulisse patienter aculeum,
quam tam temere totum examen irritasse!”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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