Monday, August 23, 2010

Illustrated: Iuvencus et Rusticus


M0288 - M0289 - M0290
289. Iuvencus et Rusticus. Erat rustico iuvencus, vinculi omnis iugique impatiens. Homo astutulus bestiae resecat cornua; cornibus enim petebat. Tum iungit non currui, sed aratro, ne, ut solet, herum pulsaret calcibus; stivam ipse tenet, gaudens industria effecisse, ut iam foret tutus et a cornibus et ab ungulis. Sed quid evenit? Taurus, subinde resistens, spargendo pedibus os caputque rustici opplet arena.

rusticus et iuvencus

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the colored Steinhowel images. You can see the farmer confidently thinking he can solve the problem by sawing off those horns!
M0289 = Perry582. Source: Avianus 28 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 582. For a different fable about a young ox who doesn’t want to pull the plough, #279.

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