Saturday, April 4, 2009

Fabula: De Hirundine et Aliis Aviculis



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Hirundine et Aliis Aviculis, the story of the foolish birds who did not listen to the swallow's good advice. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Hirundo,
cum linum coeptum esset seri,
suadebat aliis Aviculis
impedire sementem,
dictitans
omnibus fieri insidias.
Irridebant illae
garrulamque vocabant.
Surgente lino,
rursum monebat
evellere sata;
irridebant iterum.
Maturescente lino,
hortabatur
populari segetem
et, cum ne tunc quidem
consulentem audirent,
Hirundo cum homine foedus init
cohabitatque cum eo.
Ceteris Avibus
e lino retia fiunt et laquei.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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