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September 2007 Blog Posts (23)

Fable of the Day: De Cochlea

Title: De Cochlea petente ab Iove ut suam domum secum ferre posset: About the Snail, petitioning Zeus so that she could carry her house along with her, by Abstemius







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Cum Iupiter ab exordio mundi singulis animalibus munera quae petissent elargiretur, cochlea ab eo petiit, ut domum suam posset circumferre. Interrogata a Iove, quare tale ab eo munus… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 6, 2007 at 7:42pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Mure liberante Milvum

Title: De Mure liberante Milvum: The Mouse Who Freed The Kite, by Abstemius







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Mus conspicatus milvum laqueo aucupis implicitum misertus est avis, quamvis sibi inimicae, abrosisque dente vinculis, evolandi viam et fecit. Milvus tanti immemor beneficii, ubi se solutum vidit, murem nil tale suspicantem corripiens unguibus et rostro laceravit. Fabula indicat,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 5, 2007 at 7:49pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Lupo et Histrice

Title: De Lupo suadente histrici, ut tela deponeret: The Wolf Persuading the Hedgehog to lay down his weapons, by Abstemius







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Lupus esuriens in histricem intenderat animum, quem tamen, quia sagittis undique munitus erat, invadere non audebat. Excogitata autem eum perdendi astutia, illi suadere coepit, ne pauco tempore tantum telorum onus tergore portaret,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 4, 2007 at 5:23pm — No Comments

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