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Fable of the Day: De muliere

Title: De Muliere, quae pro viro mori se velle dicebat: The Woman, who said she wanted to die in place of her husband, by Abstemius







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Matrona quaedam admodum pudica et viri amantissima, aegre ferebat maritum adversa valetudine detineri. Lamentabatur, ingemiscebat et ut suum in virum amorem testaretur, rogabat mortem,… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 20, 2007 at 1:21pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Avibus

Title: De Avibus plures reges eligere volentibus: The Birds wanting to elect more kings, by Abstemius







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Aves consultabant de pluribus regibus eligendis cum aquila tantos volucrum greges sola regere non posset fecissentque voto satis nisi cornicis monitu a tali consilio destituissent. Quae cum causa rogaretur cur non plures reges duceret eligendos, quia… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 17, 2007 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro maligno et Daemone

Title: De Viro maligno et Daemone: The Wicked man and The Devil, by Abstemius







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Vir malignus cum plurima perpetrasset scelera et saepius captus et carcere conclusus arctissima et pervigili custodia teneretur, Daemonis auxilium implorat qui saepenumero ei adfuit et e multis eum periculis liberavit. Tandem iterum deprehenso et solitum auxilium imploranti… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 16, 2007 at 11:36am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Amne

Title: De Amne suum fontem conviciis lacessente: About the Stream who harangued its spring with complaints, by Abstemius







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Amnis quidam suum conviciis fontem lacessebat ut inertem qui immobilis staret nec ullos haberet pisces, se autem plurimum commendabat quod optimos crearet pisces et per valles blando murmure serperet. Indignatus fons in amnem velut… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 14, 2007 at 9:28am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Asino et Scurra

Title: De Asino et Scurra: The Donkey and The Buffoon, by Abstemius







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Asinus indigne ferens scurram quendam honorari et pulchris vestibus amiciri quia magnos ventris edebat sonos, ad magistratus accessit petens ne se minus quam scurram honorare vellent. Et cum magistratus admirantes eum interrogarent cur se ita honore dignum duceret, inquit: "Quia maiores… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 13, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Aesop's Fables Widgets

There's no fable of the day today because I've spent the afternoon working on my Schoolhouse Widgets for the Fall semester. There are two fable widgets in particular that might interest folks here - one in English, and one with the Latin texts. You can add these widgets to any webpage that allows javascript. If you have a Blogger.com blog, you can add them with a single click! I've also got Google Gadget versions available for most of these, for any of using iGoogle (fun!) as your browser… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 10, 2007 at 4:41pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Agricola

Title: De Agricola militiam et mercaturam affectante: The Farmer aspiring to the arts of war and of business, by Abstemius







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Agricola quidam aegre ferebat se assidue terram volvere nec perpetuis laboribus ad magnas divitias pervenire, cum nonnullos videret milites qui actis proeliis ita rem auxerant ut bene induti incederent et lautis epulis nutriti beatam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 9, 2007 at 10:41am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Cera

Title: De Cera duritiem appetente: The Wax, seeking to become hard, by Abstemius







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Cera ingemiscebat se mollem et cuicumque levissimo ictu penetrabilem procreatam. Videns autem lateres ex luto multo molliori factos in tantam duritiem ignis calore pervenisse ut multa perdurarent saecula, se eiecit in ignem ut eandem duritiem consequeretur. Sed statim igne… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 7, 2007 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Ulmo et Silere

Title: De Ulmo et Silere: The Elm and The Willow, by Abstemius







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Ulmus in ripa fluminis nata, siler sibi proximum irridebat ut debile et invalidum quod ad omnem vel levissimum undarum impetum flecteretur, suam autem firmitatem et robur magnificis extollebat at verbis quod multos annos assiduos amnis impetus inconcussa pertulerat. Semel autem maxima undarum… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 6, 2007 at 7:23pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Leone et Mure

Title: De Leone et Mure: The Lion and The Mouse, by Abstemius







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Leo laqueo captus in silva, cum se ita irretitum videret ut nullis viribus se inde posse explicare confideret, murem rogavit ut, abroso laqueo, eum liberaret, promittens tanti beneficii non immemorem futurum. Quod cum mus prompte fecisset, leonem rogavit ut filiam eius sibi traderet in uxorem.… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 2, 2007 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro et Uxore Bigamis

Title: De Viro et Uxore Bigamis: The and The Woman who Remarried, by Abstemius







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Vir quidam, defuncta uxore quam valde dilexerat, duxit alteram et ipsam viduam, quae assiduo ei prioris mariti virtutes fortioraque facinora obiiciebat. Cui, ut par referret, ipse quoque defunctae uxoris mores probatissimos prudentiamque insignem referebat. Quadam autem die… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on August 1, 2007 at 7:04am — No Comments

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

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