Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fabula: De Lepore et Testudine



Today's podcast is the audio for one of the fables in Barlow's Aesop: De Lepore et Testudine, the story of the race between the tortoise and the hare. You can find out more about this fable - including grammar commentary and English translation - at the Aesopus.Ning.com website.
Testudo,
cum pedes eius
Lepus deridebat,
subridens dixit,
“Si periculum in cursu feceris,
quis sit velocior
liquido cognosces.”
Elegerunt igitur Vulpem,
quae
ambobus
et locum et terminum cursus constitueret.
Testudo,
omni segnitie remota,
iter arripiens,
haud quievit
donec ad terminum pervenerat.
Lepus vero,
pedibus fidens,
postquam paululum quievit,
somno excitatus,
quantum pedes valuerunt
ad terminum cucurrit
ubi,
cum Testudinem quiescentem reperit,
se fatetur
a Testudine superatum.
Here is the illustration of the fable by Francis Barlow:

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