Saturday, August 28, 2010

Leo et Canis


Incipit: M0001 - M0002

1. Leo et Canis. Occurrit canis leoni et iocatur, “Quid tu, miser, exhaustus inedia, percurris silvas et devia? Me specta pinguem ac nitidum, atque haec non labore consequor, sed otio.” Tum leo, “Habes tu quidem tuas epulas, sed habes stolide etiam vincula. Tu servus esto, qui servire potes; equidem sum liber, nec servire volo.”




M0001 = Perry346. Source: Avianus 37 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 346. Compare the fable of the dog and the wolf, #99.

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