Friday, August 27, 2010

Illustrated: Camelus et Iuppiter


M0142 - M0143 - M0144
143. Camelus et Iuppiter. Camelus, se despiciens, querebatur tauros ire geminis cornibus insignes, se inermem obiectum esse ceteris animalibus; orat Iovem cornua sibi donare. Iuppiter cameli stultitiam ridet; nec modo negat votum, verum et decurtat bestiae auriculas. Quisque sit contentus sua Fortuna; etenim multi, meliorem secuti, peiorem incurrere.

Camelus et Iuppiter - Osius

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M0143 = Perry117. Source: Clarke 68 (word order adapted). This is Perry 117. Compare the fable of the bull asking for horns, #282.

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