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Week 11: Aesopus.

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Reading #2a (Odo). Vulpis et Corvus.

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You can also find an illustration of this fable from a book of Aesop's fables published in 1501.

Sicut narrat Ysopus:
caseus in rostro Corvi
pendebat ab alto,
Ysopus = Aesopus (Aesop)
caseus pendebat ab alto (arbore) in rostro Corvi
  where was the crow when the fox came by?
et Vulpes,
cupiens caseum comedere,
dixit Corvo:
vulpes = vulpis
cupiens, s.v. cupio (takes infinitive)
  what did the fox want from the crow?
Quam bene cantabat pater tuus!
Vellem audire vocem tuam.
vellem, s.v. volo (takes infinitive)
  what does the fox want the crow to do?
Corvus aperuit os suum
et cantavit,
et sic caseus cecidit,
et Vulpes eum comedit.

os: neuter accusative
vulpes comedit eum (caseum)

  how did the fox get the cheese?

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Aesopus, 1505 (University of Mannheim; more information)

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