Friday, September 3, 2010

Illustrated: Cornix et Viatores


M0441 - M0442 - M0443
442. Cornix et Viatores. Cornix, invidens corvo quod is per auguria hominibus vaticinaretur ideoque tamquam futuri praescius vulgo haberetur, nonnullos viatores praetereuntes conspicata, super arborem quamdam ascendit, in eaque residens, valde crocitavit. Tum, illis ad vocem conversis atque admiratione perculsis, quidam, re cognita, “Incoeptum,” inquit, “sequamur iter, amici. Est enim cornix quae crocitavit, atque ea quidem omni prorsus augurio caret.”

Cornix et Viatores

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M0442 = Perry125. Source: De Furia 250. This is Perry 125. For another fable about the crow being jealous of the raven’s powers of divination, see #444.

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