Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Pastor et Lupi Catuli

Pastor lupi catulos reperit
et cura magna eos educat.
Pastor sic cogitat,
"Cum adolescunt et lupi fiunt,
meas oves custodire possunt,
et alias oves rapientes,
praeda mihi deferre possunt."
Catuli citissime adulti fiunt
et, ad omnem occasionem,
oves domini sui devorant!
Quapropter ingemit et dicit,
"Merito lupi me miserum affligunt!
Quamobrem iuvenculos servavi,
quos adultos necare oportet?"

This story is based on 842. Pastor et Lupi Catuli.
Lupus Familiaris et Pastor (2)

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Harrison Weir images. Although this was not an illustration intended for this particular fable, I think it fits it very well!

pastor - shepherd
lupus - wolf
catulus - pup, cub
reperio - find, discover
et - and
cura - care, attention
magnus - great
is - he/she/it
educo - bring up, train, educate
sic - thus, in this way
cogito - think
cum - when
adolesco - grow up, become an adult
fio - become
meus - my, mine
ovis - sheep
custodio - watch over, guard
possum - can, be able
alius - other, another
rapio - grab, snatch, seize
praeda - booty, loot, plunger
defero - carry back, deliver
citus - swift, speedy
adultus - grown up, adult
ad - to, towards, for
omnis - all, every
occasio - opportunity, occasion
dominus - lord, master
suus - reflexive possessive pronoun
devoro - devour, eat
quapropter - why, for what reason
ingemo - groan, moan
et - and
dico - speak, say
merito - rightfully, with merit
ego - I, me
miser - wretched, unfortunate
affligo - afflict, damage, ruin
quamobrem - for what reason, why
iuvenculus - young'un
servo - keep, preserve, save
qui - who, which, that
neco - kill, slay
oportet - it is proper, necessary
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