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Laura Gibbs's Blog – September 2007 Archive (16)

Fable of the Day: Passer ad Leporem (Phaedrus)

Title: Passer ad Leporem: The Sparrow to the Rabbit, by Phaedrus. For parallel versions, see Perry 473.





Sibi non cavere et aliis consilium dare

stultum esse paucis ostendamus versibus.

Oppressum ab aquila, fletus edentem graves,

leporem obiurgabat passer "Ubi pernicitas

nota" inquit "illa est? Quid ita…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on September 27, 2007 at 7:14pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Herus et Canes (Osius)

Title: Herus et canes: The Master and The Dogs, by Hieronymus Osius (1575). For parallel versions, see Perry 52.





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Tempestate domi quidam cogente latebat

Rusticus, haec ergo longa quod esset hiems:

Et mactavit Oves, et quorum servit aratro

Robur, ut inde cibos…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on September 26, 2007 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De cane et ovibus

Title: De Cane oves domini sui occidente, a quo suspensus est: The Dog who slew his master's sheep and was hanged by him , by Abstemius







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Pastor quidem cani oves suas dederat custodiendas, optimis illum pascens cibis. At ille saepe aliquam ovem occidebat. Quod cum pastor animadvertisset, canem capiens, eum volebat occidere. Cui canis: Quid me (inquit)… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 25, 2007 at 6:38pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: Leo socius (Phaedrus)

Numquam est fidelis cum potente societas.

Testatur haec fabella propositum meum.

Vacca et capella et patiens ovis iniuriae

socii fuere cum leone in saltibus.

Hi cum cepissent cervum vasti corporis,

sic est locutus partibus factis leo:

"Ego primam tollo nomine hoc quia rex cluo;

secundam, quia sum consors, tribuetis mihi;

tum, quia plus valeo, me sequetur tertia;

malo adficietur si quis quartam tetigerit".

Sic totam praedam sola…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on September 21, 2007 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De leone et mure (Barlow)

Title: De leone et mure: Lion and Mouse, from Barlow's Aesop (his source in turn was our friend Abstemius)



Leo laqueo captus, cum ita se irretitum videret, ut nullis viribus sese explicare potuit. Murem rogavit, ut abroso laqueo eum liberaret, promittens tanti beneficii se non futurum immemorem, quod cum Mus prompte fecisset, Leonem rogavit… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 20, 2007 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Asino et Lupis

Title: De Asino aegrotante et Lupis visitantibus: About the Donkey who is ill and the wolves who come to visit, by Abstemius





** Update: Crossword Puzzle added. **



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Asinus aegrotabat, famaque exierat eum cito moriturum; ad eum igitur visendum cum lupi canesque venissent, peterentque a filio, quomodo pater eius se haberet, ille per ostii rimulam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 7:09pm — No Comments

Asinus et Catulus (Osius)

Title: Asinus et Catulus - Donkey and Puppy, by Hieronymus Osius







Esse videbat herum Catulo delirus amicum,

Qui stolidi pecoris crimen Asellus habet;

Saepius huic recipi gremio cum cerneret illum,

Sperat idem stulte posse licere sibi.

Assultaret hero persuasit inepta cupido,

Iamque ad blanditias ingeniosus erat.

Sed movet usus herum perverso more placendi,

Corrigat ut…
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Added by Laura Gibbs on September 18, 2007 at 7:04pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De patre hortante filium

Title: De patre filium ad virtutes frustra hortante: A Father, urging his son, in vain, to practice the virtues , by Abstemius







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Pater quidam filium, vitiis deditum, multis horabatur verbis, ut derelicta vitiorum via virtutibus invigilaret, quae ei laudem et decus erant pariturae. Cui filius: Frustra, inquit, pater, ad haec facienda hortaris: multos enim… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 17, 2007 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Lupo ovis pelle induto

Title: De Lupo ovis pelle induto, qui gregem devorabat: The Wolf in sheep's clothing, who devoured the flock, by Abstemius







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Lupus ovis pelle indutus, ovium se immiscuit gregi, quotidieque aliquam ex eis occidebat. Quod cum pastor animadvertisset, illum in altissima arbore suspendit: interrogantibus autem ceteris pastoribus, cur ovem suspendisset, aiebat:… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 14, 2007 at 6:43pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Agricola et Poeta

Title: De Agricola quodam et Poeta: A Certain Farmer and a Poet, by Abstemius







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Agricola quidam ad Poetam accedens, cuius agros colebat, cum eum inter libros solum offendisset, interrogavit eum quo pacto ita solus vivere posset? Cui ille: Solus, inquit, tantum esse coepi, postquam te huc contulisti. Haec indicat fabula, eruditos viros, qui doctissimorum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 13, 2007 at 7:37pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Sene

Title: De Sene ob impotentiam libidinem carnis relinquente: The Old Man who gave up his carnal pleasures on account of impotence, by Abstemius







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Vir quidam, sanctitate praeditus singulari, senem quendam admonebat, ut tandem vitium libidinis dimitteret, cui vehementer insudarat. Cui senex: Obtemperabo, inquit, pater sancte, sanctissimis optimisque… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 11, 2007 at 10:53pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Lepore

Title: De Lepore sese Vulpi praeferente ob pedum velocitatem: The Rabbit boasting about his swift-footedness to the Fox, by Abstemius







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Lepus sese dignum reputabat, qui vulpi praeferretur, quoniam longe illam pedum pernicitate superabat. Tunc vulpes: At ego, inquit, ingenium sum sortita praestantius, quo saepius quam tu pernicitate tua, canes eludo. Haec… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 10, 2007 at 9:55am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Erinaceo et Vipera

Title: De Erinaceo Viperam hospitem eiiciente: The Hedgehog who tossed out his host, the Viper, by Abstemius







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Erinaceus hiemem adventare praesentiens, blande Viperam rogavit, ut in propria illius caverna adversus vim frigoris locum sibi concederet. Quod cum illa fecisset, erinaceus huc atque illuc se provolvens spinarum acumine viperam pungebat, et… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on September 7, 2007 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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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