LATIN VIA FABLES: AESOPUS

Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

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 est? Ubi aurea sella? Ubi splendidum frēnum? Sīc, Amīce, necesse fuit ēvenīre superbientī.”
Post comments and questions below; here are some resources to help you:
Commentary: Segmented version of the Latin text for easy reading.
Simplified Fable: Simplified version of the Latin text for pre-reading.
Barlow 14: English translation available here, plus the original Latin moral.
Flashcards: Flashcards, with macrons, at Quia.com.
Crossword: Crossword puzzle based on vocabulary for this fable.
Audio. If you do not see a play button here, use the Audio Tab (see above).
Digital Book: Digital facsimile of page from Barlow's 1687 publication.
Perry 565: For more Latin and English versions.

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