Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Fabula: De Anu et Ansere



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Anu et Ansere, the story of the goose that laid the golden eggs. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Anus quaedam
Anserem alebat,
qui
illi quotidie
ovum aureum excludebat.
Anus avarissima,
existimans
Anserem
habuisse in visceribus
fodinam auream,
cupiditate commota,
Anserem confestim interfecit
et, cum viscera perscrutabatur
et unicum tantum ovum deprehenderat,
spe sublactata inani,
exclamabat,
“O me infelicem,
tantae crudelitatis consciam,
quae,
non modico contenta lucro,
iam omnia perdiderim.”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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