Friday, February 20, 2009

Fabula: De Vulpe Sine Cauda



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Vulpe Sine Cauda, the story of the fox promoting a new fashion in fox tails! You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
In foveam incidit Vulpecula
inde, cauda detruncata,
occurrit multis Vulpeculis.
Quas cum indignabunde conspexerat,
inquit,
“Fraterculi, quo vaditis?”
“Ad leonis basilicam
eundum est nobis,”
respondebant.
“Ad leonis basilicam?”
inquit Vulpes.
“Profecto
ego ab ea nuperrime redii
et mos iamiam novellus est,
ut omnes ferae detruncent caudas.”
Quibus auditis,
illico detruncabant illae
suas caudas.
Quas cum vidit Vulpes,
irrisit
et consolabatur
se
socios, si non periculi, saltem pudoris,
creavisse.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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