LATIN VIA FABLES: AESOPUS

Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

Fābula 28: Dē Cane Mordācī (with macrons)

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


Canī, saepius hominēs mordentī, illigāvit Dominus nolam, scīlicet ut sibi quisque cavēret. Canis, ratus virtūtī suae tribūtum hoc decus esse, populārēs omnēs dēspicit. Accēdit tandem ad hunc Canem aliquis, iam aetāte et auctōritāte gravis, monens eum nē erret. “Nam ista nola (inquit) data est tibi in dēdecus, nōn in decus.”

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 25: 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 332: For more Latin and English versions.



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