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Laura Gibbs's Blog – July 2007 Archive (21)

Fable of the Day: De Heremita et Milite

Title: De Heremita et Milite: The Hermit and The Soldier, by Abstemius







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Heremita quidam vir sanctissimae vitae militem hortabatur ut relicta saeculi militia quam absque Dei offensa et animae discrimine pauci exercent, tandem se corporis traderet quieti et animae consuleret saluti. Cui miles: Faciam, inquit, quod mones pater. Verum enim est quod hoc tempore… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 31, 2007 at 11:11am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Coriario et Urso

Title: De Coriario emente pellem ursi a venatore nondum capti, by Abstemius







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Coriarius ad venatorem accedens, emit ab eo pellem ursi pecuniamque pro ea protulit. Ille sibi in praesentia pellem ursi non esse, ceterum postridie venatum profecturum, ursoque interfecto, pellem eius ei se daturum pollicetur. Coriarius animi gratia cum venatore in silvam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 30, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Porco et Equo

Title: De Porco et Equo: The Pig and The Horse, by Abstemius







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Porcus conscpiens equum bellatorem, qui cataphractus ad pugnam prodibat: Stulte, inquit, quo properas? in pugna enim fortasse morieris. Cui equus: Tibi inter lutum sordesque impinguato, quamvis nihil dignum laude gesseris, cultellus adimet vitam: mortem vero meam comitabitur gloria. Haec fabula… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 27, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De mulo et equo

Title: De mulo et equo: The Mule and The Horse, by Abstemius







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Mulus conspiciens equum aureo freno ephippioque insignem, et purpureis opertum phaleris, rumpebatur invidia, illum beatum reputans, qui continue optimis vesceretur cibis et decoro amiciretur ornatu, se autem prae illo infelicem, qui clitellis male dolatis oppressus, quotidie maxima onera ferre… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 26, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Sacerdote et piris

Title: De Sacerdote et piris: The Priest and The Pears, by Abstemius







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Sacerdos quidam gulosus extra patriam ad nuptias profisciscens, ad quas fuerat invitatus, reperit in itinere pirorum acervum, quorum ne unum quidem attigit, quamvis magna affectus fame: quin potius ea ludibrio habens lotio conspersit, indignabatur enim huiusmodi cibos in itinere offerri,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 24, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Upupa

Title: De Upupa indigne honorata: The Hoopoe, wrongly given honors, by Abstemius







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Invitatae fere omnes aves ad Aquilae nuptias indigne ferebant upupam ceteris praeferri, quia corona insignis esset et versicoloribus pennis ornata, cum semper inter stercore et sordes solita esse volutari. Haec fabula stultitiam eorum arguit, qui in hominibus honorandis,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 23, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Scurra et Episcopo

Title: De Scurra et Episcopo: The Joker and The Bishop , by Abstemius







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Scurra quidam calendis Ianuarii ad Episcopum quendam divitem sed avarum accedens, numisma aureum strenae nomine petiit. Antistes insanire hominem dixit, qui crederet tantam pecuniam sibi in strenam dari. Tunc scurra nummum argentum efflagitare coepit, sed cum ille hoc quoque nimium sibi… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 20, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Carduele et Puero

Title: De Carduele et Puero: The Goldfinch and The Boy, by Abstemius







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Carduelis avis interrogata a puero, a quo in deliciis habita, et suavibus et largis cibis nutrita fuerat, cur caveam egressa ingredi nollet: "Ut meo (inquit) me arbitratu, non tuo, pascere possim." Haec fabula indicat vitae libertatem cunctis deliciis… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 19, 2007 at 1:30am — 2 Comments

Fable of the Day: De Trabe et Bobus

Title: De Trabe boum pigritiam increpante: The Beam denouncing the laziness of the oxen, by Abstemius







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Trabs, quae curru vehebatur, boves ut lentulos increpabat, dicens: "Currite, pigri; onus enim leve portatis." Cui boves, "Irrides nos (responderunt) ignara quae te poena maneat. Onus hoc nos cito deponemus, tuum autem tu quoad rumparis sustinere cogeris."… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 18, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Sue et Cane

Title: De Sue et Cane: Pig and Dog, by Abstemius







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Sus irridebat canem odorisequum, qui domino murmure et cauda adularetur, a quo ad artem aucupatoriam multis verberibus auriumque vellicationibus fuerat instructus. Cui canis: "Nescis (inquit) insane, nescis quae ex verberibus illis sim consecutus, per ea enim sauvissimis perdicum coturnicumque carnibus… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 17, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Milite et Equo

Title: De Milite et Equo: Soldier and Horse, by Abstemius







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Miles equum habens optimum, emit alium nequaquam illi bonitate parem, quem multo diligentius quam priorem nutriebat; tunc priori sic ait: "Cur me dominus quam te impensius curat, cui neque pulchritudine nec robore neque velocitate comparandus sim?" Cui ille, "Est haec (inquit) hominum natura, ut… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 16, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Aucupe et fringilla





Title
: De Aucupe et fringilla: The Bird-Catcher and the Finch, by Abstemius





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Auceps tetenderat volucribus retia, largamque illis in area effunderat escam, pascentes tamen aves non capiebat, quia sibi videbantur paucae; quibus pastis avolantibus, aliae pastum adveniunt, quas quoque propter paucitatem capere neglexit. Hoc per totum diem ordine servato,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 13, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Urso et Apibus





Title
: De Urso et Apibus: The Bear and The Bees, by Abstemius





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Ursus ictus ab ape, tanta ira percitus est ut alvearia, in quibus apes mellificaverant, tota unguibus discerperet. Tunc apes universae, cum domos suas dirui, cibaria auferri, filios necari viderent, facto impetu aculeis ursum invadentes paene necavere, qui ex earum manibus vix elapsus,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 12, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus

Title: De Avibus Scarabeos timentibus: Birds Frightened of Dung-Beetles, by Abstemius







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Magnus timor aves incesserat, ne Scarabei arcu pilari eas occiderent, a quibus magnam pilarum vim in sterquilinio summo labore fabricatam audierant. Tunc passer: "Nolite (inquit) expavescere. Quo modo enim pilas in nos per aera volantes iacere poterunt, cum eas per terram… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 11, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cane et Hero

Title: De Cane et Hero: Dog and Master, by Abstemius







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Canem quidam habens quo magis ab illo diligeretur, semper eum suis pascebat manibus, ligatumque solvebat. Ligari autem et verberari iubebat a servo, ut beneficia a se, maleficia autem a servo in illum viderentur esse collata. Aegre autem ferens canis se assidue ligari verberarique aufugit et cum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 10, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Gliribus

Title: De Gliribus quercum eruere volentibus: The Dormice Who Wanted to Fell an Oak Tree, by Abstemius







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Glires quercum arborem glandiferam dentibus eruere destinaverunt, quo paratiorem haberent cibum, ne victus gratia toties ascendere et descendere cogerentur. Sed quidam ex his qui aetate et usu rerum ac prudentia ceteros longe anteibat, eos absterruit,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 9, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Testudine et Ranis

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Testudine et Ranis: The Tortoise and The Frogs, by Abstemius





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Testudo conspicata ranas, quae in eodem stagno pascebantur, adeo leves agilesque, ut facile quolibet prosilirent et longissime saltarent,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 6, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Anu daemonem accusante

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Anu daemonem accusante: The Old Woman Accusing A Demon, by Abstemius





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Volunt homines ut plurimum, quando sua culpa aliquid sibi acciderit adversi, in fortunam vel in daemonem culpam conferre, ut se… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 5, 2007 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Canibus Urbanis

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Canibus urbanis villaticum insequentibus: City Dogs Chasing a Country Dog, by Abstemius





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Canes complures urbani quendam villaticum praecipiti insequebantur cursu, quamdiu ille fugit nec repugnare ausus… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 4, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Divite Quodam et Servo

[Note: You can find more of these fables at the old blog address for Latin Via Fables.]







Title
: De Divite Quodam et Servo: A Rich Man and His Servant , by Abstemius





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Vir erat dives servum habens tardi ingenii, quem regem stultorum solebat nuncupare. Ille his verbis saepius irritatus statuit hero par… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on July 2, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

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