Friday, August 20, 2010

Illustrated: Leo Amatorius et Silvanus


M0011 - M0012 - M0013
12. Leo Amatorius et Silvanus. Leo silvani cuiusdam filiam perdite amavit et patrem virginis sollicitabat ut illi virgo in matrimonium daretur. Respondebat silvanus filiam esse tenellam et delicatulam virginem et numquam hamatos eius ungues dentesque passuram. Passus est igitur leo dentes et ungues evelli ut virgine frueretur. Quod cum vidisset pater, fustibus leoni involabat et longius imbellem abigebat. Fabula indicat vesaniam inutilis amoris, propter quem pretiosissima perdimus et captivitatem patimur.

Leo Amatorius

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Crane images. In this illustration, we can see why the poor lion has fallen in love: Cupid has struck him with one of love's arrows!

M0012 = Perry140. Source: Barlow’s Aesop 109. This is Perry 140. For another misbegotten love match, see the story of the mouse and the lion, #209.

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