Friday, August 27, 2010

Illustrated: Vulpes et Vermiculus


M0056 - M0057 - M0058
57. Vulpes et Vermiculus. Emersus de sterquilinio, vermis coepit profiteri apud animantes se esse medicum summum, neque cedere Paeoni, deorum medico, usu et experientia artis. Quem rugis deformem et nutantem intuita, vulpes “Medice,” inquit, “teipsum curare prius atque ita profiteri artem debueras.”

Vulpes et Vermiculus

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M0057 = Perry289. Source: Camerarius 134. This is Perry 289. The “Paeonian” was Apollo, the Greek god of medicine. The same story is also told about the fox and the frog, #601.

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