Saturday, August 21, 2010

Illustrated: Cygnus et Corvus


M0534 - M0535 - M0536
535. Cygnus et Corvus. Cum cygnum vidisset corvus, aemulari colorem voluit. Sed arbitratus e lavacris eum provenire, relictis aris unde nutriebatur, ad lacus et flumina vitam egit. Et cum lavaret quidem corpus, non mutavit; pastu vero destitutus, mortuus est. Naturam non potest transmutare vivendi genus.

Corvus et Cygnus

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M0535 = Perry398. Source: Aphthonius 40 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 398. Compare the fable of the jackdaw who dyed himself white, #452.

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