Aesop's Fables... in Latin!

Fābula 32: Dē Columbīs et Accipitre (with macrons)

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

Columbae ōlim cum Mīlvō haud incruentum gerēbant bellum et, ut Mīlvum penitus expugnārent, dēlegērunt sibi rēgem Accipitrem. Quī rex factus, hostem agit, nōn rēgem. Nam, nōn segnius ac Mīlvus, Columbās rapit laniatque. Paenitēbat igitur Columbās inceptī, satius fuisse putantēs bella patī Mīlvī quam Accipitris subīre tyrannidem.

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 16: English translation available here, plus the original Latin moral.
Flashcards: Flashcards, with macrons, at
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 486: For more Latin and English versions.

(There is no Barlow image for this fable.)

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