Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fabula: De Leone, Asino et Gallo



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Leone, Asino et Gallo, the story of a donkey who foolishly thought he could attack a lion. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Gallus
aliquando cum Asino pascebatur,
Leone autem aggresso Asinum,
Gallus exclamavit,
et Leo,
qui Galli vocem timet,
fugere incipit.
Asinus, ratus
propter se fugere,
aggressus est Leonem;
ut vero procul
a gallicinio persecutus est,
conversus Leo
Asinum devoravit,
qui moriens clamabat,
“Iusta passus sum;
ex pugnacibus enim non natus parentibus,
quamobrem in aciem irrui?”
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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