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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

Fable of the Day: De Heremita

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







Title
: De Heremita virgine aegrotante: The Virgin-Hermit Who Fell Ill, by Abstemius





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Insitum est a natura omni animantium generi, ut rei Venereae libidine incitentur, a qua si qui homines, qui corvo albo… Continue

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

Fable of the Day: De Rustico et Mure

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







Title
: De Rustico et Mure: The Country-man and The Mouse, by Abstemius





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Rusticus quidam erat admodum pauper, sed adeo facetus, ut ne calamitatis quidem tempore nativi leporis oblivisceretur. Is, cum villam suam… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 30, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Turdo et Hirundine

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







Title
: De Turdo amicitiam cum hirundine ineunte: The Thrush Making Friends with the Swallow, by Abstemius





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Gloriabatur turdus se amicitiam contraxisse cum hirundine. Cui mater, "Stultus es, fili, (inquit), si… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 29, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Aquila et Pica

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







Title
: De Aquila et Pica: Eagle and Magpie, by Abstemius





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Pica aquilam rogabat ut se inter suos familiares et domesticos acciperet, quando id mereretur cum corporis pulchritudine, tum ad mandata peragenda… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 28, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Sene et Puella

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







Title
: De Sene puellam in uxorem accipiente: The Old Man Who Took a Young Girl as His Wife, by Abstemius





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Vir quidam imprudens, exacto septuagesimo vitae suae anno, puellam duxerat in uxorem, cum ad id tempus in… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 27, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Iuvene et Sene

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







Title
: De Iuvene Senis curvitatem irridente: The Youth Who Mocked The Old Man's Bent Back, by Abstemius





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Iuvenis quidam conspicatus senem in arcus tensi similitudinem curvum, interrogavit an sibi arcum vellet… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 26, 2007 at 1:00am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Viro et Cardinale

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







Title
: De viro qui ad Cardinalem accessit: The Man Who Approached the Cardinal, by Abstemius





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Vir quidam facetus admodum et urbanus, audiens amicum suum ad cardinalatus dignitatem assumptum, ad eum gratulandi… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 25, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Legato et Tubicinibus

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







Title
: De Legato avaro tubicines decipiente: The Ambassador Who Tricked His Trumpeters, by Abstemius





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Quidam avarus pro patria legatus in aliam urbem profectus erat. Cui tubicines praesto affuerunt, ut illius… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 23, 2007 at 1:30am — No Comments

Fable of the Day: De Quadrupedibus et Piscibus

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







Title
: De Quadrupedibus societatem adversus aves cum piscibus ineuntibus: The Four-Footed Animals who made an alliance with the fish against the birds, by Abstemius





Latin Text:





Quadrupedes, cum bellum sibi ab avibus esset… Continue

Added by Laura Gibbs on June 21, 2007 at 11:00pm — No Comments

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