Thursday, November 24, 2011

Fabula Facilis: Accipiter Columbam Insequens

Accipiter columbam insequitur
praecipiti volatu,
et villam intrat,
ubi a rustico captus est.
Rusticum blande obsecrat, dicens,
"O rustice, te obsecro,
ut me demittas:
Non enim te laesi!"
Rusticus respondet,
"Nec columba te laeserat!"
Fabula docet:
merito punimus eos
qui innocentes laedunt.

This story is based on 417. Accipiter Columbam Insequens.
Accipiter Columbam Sequens et Rusticus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the images from Croxall's Aesop.
accipiter - hawk
columba - dove
insequor - chase after, pursue
praeceps - headlong, precipitous
volatus - flight
et - and
villa - farm
intro - enter, go into
ubi - where, when
a - by
rusticus - country man, farmer
capio - catch, grab, capture
blande - sweetly, in a flattering way
obsecro - entreat, beg, implore
dico - say, speak
O - o! oh!
tu - you
ut - so, so that, in other that
ego - I, me
demitto - send away, let go
non - not, no
enim - for, as a matter of fact
laedo - injure, harm
respondeo - answer, reply
nec - and not, nor (= et non)
fabula - story, tale, fable
doceo - teach
merito - rightfully, justifiably
punio - punish
is - he/she/it
qui - who, which, that
innocens - innocent, harmless
M0417 (not in Perry)

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