LATIN VIA FABLES: AESOPUS

Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

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Fābula 23: Dē Lupō Ovis Pelle Indūtō (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:





Lupus, Ovis pelle indūtus, Ovium sē immiscuit gregī, quotīdiēque aliquam ex eīs occīdebat. Quod cum Pastor animadvertīsset, illum in altissimā arbore suspendit. Interrogantibus autem cēterīs Pastōribus cūr Ovem suspendīsset, respondēbat, “Pellis quidem est Ovis, opera autem erant Lupī.”


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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 27, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 22: Dē Vulpe et Lupō (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:





Vulpēs, cum in puteum fortuītō incidīsset, Lupum in rīpā praetereuntem vīdit rogāvitque ut fūnem sibi comparāret opemque daret ad sē ipsam ā tantō perīculō extrahendam. Cui Lupus: “Miserrima Vulpēs, condoleō tuum infortūnium. Dīc, precor: quōmodo in hunc puteum incidistī?” Respondēbat Vulpēs, “Nōn opus est ambāgibus. Quīn tū fūnem comparātō, et deinde omnia tibi in ordine…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 26, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 21: Dē Equō et Asinō (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:



Equus phalerīs sellāque ornātus cum ingentī hinnītū per viam currēbat. Currentī onustus Asellus forte obstābat, cui Equus fremebundus: “Quid (inquit), ignāve, obsistis Equo? Cēde, inquam, aut tē prōculābō pedibus !” Asellus, rudere nōn ausus, cēdit tacitus. Equō prōvolanti crepat inguen. Tum, cursuī inūtilis, ornāmentīs spoliātur. Posteā cum carrō venientem Asinus affātur, “Heus mī Amīce ! Quis ille ornātus…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 25, 2009 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Fābula 20: Dē Leōne Amātōriō (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Leo Silvāni cūiusdam Fīliam perditē amāvit et Patrem Virginis sollicitābat ut illī Virgō in mātrimōnium darētur. Respondēbat Silvānus Fīliam esse tenellam et dēlicātulam Virginem et nunquam hāmātos eius unguēs dentēsque passūram. Passus est igitur Leo dentēs et unguēs ēvellī ut Virgine fruerētur. Quod cum vīdisset Pater, fustibus illī involābat et longius imbellem abigēbat.…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 23, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 19: Dē Vulpēculā et Cicōniā (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Vulpēcula ad cēnam invītāvit Cicōniam , obsōniumque in mensam effundit et, cum liquidum esset, linguā lingēbat, quod Cicōnia frustrā rostrō tentāvit. Abit ēlūsa Avis, pudet pigetque iniūriae. Paucīs diēbus interlapsīs, invītat ad cēnam Vulpēculam. Vitreum vās situm erat, obsōniī plēnum. Quod cum esset artī gutturis, Vulpēculae licuit obsōnium vidēre, gustāre nōn licuit. Cicōnia enim rostrō facile…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 22, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 18: Dē Accipitre Columbam Insequente (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Cum Accipiter Columbam praecipitī insequerētur volātū, vīllam quandam ingressus, ā Rūsticō captus est, quem blandē, ut sē dīmitteret, obsecrābat. “ Nōn etenim tē laesī,” dixit. Cui Rūsticus: “Nec haec tē laeserat.”
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 21, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 17: Dē Agricolā et Cicōniā

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Laqueum praetendit Rūsticus gruibus anseribusque, sata dēpascentibus. Capitur et Cicōnia. Supplicat illa et innocentem sēsē clāmitat, nec gruem nec anserem esse, sed avium omnium optimam, quippe quae parentibus sēdulō inservīre eundemque seniō confectum alere consuēverat. Agricola: “ Hōrum (inquit) nihil mē fugit; vērum cum nocentibus postquam tē cēpī , cum nocentibus moriēris.”…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 20, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 16: Dē Cicādā et Formīcā (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Dum per aestātem Cicāda cantat, Formīca suam exercet messem , trahendo in antra grāna et in hiemem repōnendo. Saeviente autem brūmā, famēlica Cicāda venit ad Formīcam et mendīcat victum; renuēbat autem Formīca, dictitans sēsē labōrāsse, dum illa cantābat.
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 19, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 15: Dē Aucupe et Palumbe (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

It forās Auceps; videt nīdulantem procul in altissimā arbore Palumbem. Adproperat et, dum insidias mōlītur, premit forte calcibus Anguem, quī ex imprōvīsō mordēbat. Auceps, subitō exanimātus malō: “Mē miserum! (inquit) Dum alterī insidior, ipse dispereō.”
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 18, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 14 : Dē Rānā et Bove (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Rāna, cupida aequandī Bovem, sē distendēbat. Fīlius hortābātur Mātrem coeptō dēsistere; nihil enim esse Rānam ad Bovem. Illa autem, posthabito consiliō, secundum intumuit. Clāmitat Nātus: “Crepēs licet, Māter, Bovem nunquam vincēs.” Tertium autem cum intumuisset, crepuit.
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 17, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 13: Dē Lupīs et Ovibus (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Foedus aliquandō fuit inter Lupōs et Ovēs, quibus nātūrā discordia est. Obsidēs utrimque trādebantur. Ovēs, in suam partem, vigilem canum custōdiam, Lupī suōs catulōs trādidērunt. Quiētīs Ovibus ac pascentibus, lupulī mātrum dēsīderiō ululātūs ēdunt. Tum Lupī irruentēs foedus fidemque solūtam clāmitant, Ovēsque, canum praesidiō dēstitūtās, laniant.…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 16, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 12: Dē Pastōris Puerō et Agricolīs (with macrons)

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Puer ēditiōre prātō oves pascēbat atque, per iocum, lupum terque quaterque adesse clāmitāns, Agricolās undique exciēbat. Illī, saepius illūsī, dum auxilium implōrantī nōn subveniunt, fiunt ovēs praeda lupō.
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 15, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 11 : Dē Rūsticō et Arātrō Suō

For your reading pleasure, here is a fable with macrons:

Rūsticī arātrum haeret in profundō lutō. Mox prōstrātus, Herculem implōrat, cum statim vox ā caelō auditur: “Inepte, flagellātō equōs et ipse tōtīs vīribus umerīsque annītere rotīs! Et deinde Herculem invocātō! Tunc enim tibi propitius Herculēs aderit.”
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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 14, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 10: Dē Rūsticō et Silvā (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 98.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 13, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 9: Dē Vulpe et Pardō (with macrons)

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Barlow 58.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 12, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 8: Dē Avibus et Quadrupedibus (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 30.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 11, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Pipilationes plurimae!

This business of Twittering the proverbs in both Latin and English is working out really well. I've now got 200 English "tweets" interwoven with the Latin Proverbs.



You can follow the Latin stream - Aesopus - or the English stream - AesopusEnglish - or both of them. If you follow both, you will see the back-and-forth shown in the image below.



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Added by Laura Gibbs on April 10, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Fābula 7: Dē Pāvōne et Grue (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 44.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 10, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 6: Dē Accipitre et Lusciniā (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 76.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 9, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

Fābula 5: Dē Cornīce et Urnā (with macrons)

The version with macrons has been moved to this Aesop wiki page:

Barlow 39.

Added by Laura Gibbs on April 8, 2009 at 12:30am — No Comments

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