Monday, August 30, 2010

Illustrated: Mula et Imago Eius


M0255 - M0256 - M0257
256. Mula et Imago Eius. Mula, cum in flumine suam imaginem conspexisset, forma et strenuitate equis se cedere negabat. Caput igitur quassans et iubas iactans, incitabat sese ad cursuram. Aderat et asinus illis in locis, qui forte tum rudere coepit. Quo sonitu audito atque agnito, mula “Profecto,” inquit, “pater meam castigat superbiam.”

Mulus Superbus

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M0256 = Perry315. Source: Camerarius 346. This is Perry 315. Compare the fable of the stag admiring its reflection, #161.

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