Saturday, August 28, 2010

Illustrated: Asinus et Viatores Duo


M0240 - M0241 - M0242
241. Asinus et Viatores Duo. Duo viatores asinum in solitudine errantem conspicati sunt. Accurrunt, laeti, et capiunt. Mox autem oritur contentio uter eum domum abduceret. Uterque asinum sibi vindicavit quia eum prior conspexisset. Dum illi de ea re acriter rixantur, asinus aufugit ac neuter lucrum fecit. Duobus litigantibus, tertius gaudet.

Asinus Controversus

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M0241 (not in Perry). Source: Gildersleeve 19. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog, but it is included in Erasmus’s Adagia 1.7.31. Compare the quarrel of the two men who found an oyster, #593.

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