Sunday, September 12, 2010

Illustrated: Canis et Faber


M0381 - M0382 - M0383
382. Canis et Faber. Fabrorum aerariorum in domo degebat canis, iisque laborantibus, dulci indulgebat somno. Qui simulatque accumbentes ceperunt cibum, canis, repente expergefactus, blanditus est dominis. Tum illi interrogarunt eum, “Qui fit, strepitu malleorum gravissimorum ut numquam exciteris, dentium vero lenissimo crepitu statim expergiscaris?” Ita quoque homines, quae sibi utilia fore censent, patulis arripiunt auribus; quae vero eis displicent, negligenter et lente audiunt.

Canis et Faber  - Osius

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Osius images. You can see the dog sleeping while the blacksmith is hard at work (my cat is just the same - he can hear you unscrewing the top of his jar of treats from a half mile away though!).

M0382 = Perry415. Source: Syntipas 16 (translated into Latin). This is Perry 415. Compare the fable about the dog and the squirrel, #384.

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