Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Illustrated: Anguilla et Serpens


M0623 - M0624 - M0625
624. Anguilla et Serpens. Anguilla interrogabat serpentem quare, cum similes essent atque cognati, homines tamen se, potius quam illum, insequerentur. Cui serpens “Quia rarus,” inquit, “me laedit impune.”

Anguilla et Serpens

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M0624 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 17. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare Apollo’s advice to the snake, #614.

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