Monday, February 16, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpe, Cane et Gallo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: Vulpes, Canis et Gallus, the story of the rooster who out-foxed the fox. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Canis et Gallus
rus obambulabant.
Nocte appropinquante,
Gallus
altam ascendebat arborem,
Canis autem
ad pedem arboris
securus dormiebat.
Intempesta nocte,
Gallus
canoram vocem edidit.
Vulpes praeteriens
audit accurritque
et inter salutandum promisit
quod optimam doceret novamque oden,
si ab arbore descenderet.
“Descendam subito,”
respondebat Gallus.
“Saltem a te peto
ut Comitem expergiscaris meum,
qui infra in utramque aurem dormit.”
Vulpes, novae praedae avida,
Canem expergiscitur.
Canis
subito in eam irruens
apprehendit laniatque.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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