Saturday, October 23, 2010

Illustrated: Lupus cum Canibus Nutritus


M0077 - M0078 - M0079
78. Lupus cum Canibus Nutritus. Pastor, cum lupi catulum recens natum invenisset, sublatum una cum canibus nutrivit. Postquam autem adolevit, si lupus aliquis forte rapuisset ovem, eum ille quoque cum ceteris canibus insequebatur. At si quando canes eum insequi non valerent et defessi redirent, ipse tamen pergebat donec illum assecutus, secum utpote lupus praedae particeps esset, atque deinde revertebatur. Sin autem lupus nullus in gregem insiliens ovem abripuisset, tum ipse furtim necabat et una cum canibus comedebat; donec pastor, re cognita, eum arbori suspensum occidit.

Lupus in Ovis Pelle

Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Medici Aesop images. Although this is an illustration for a different fable, it works for this one, too - since the shepherd has hanged the wolf!

M0078 = Perry267. Source: De Furia 232. This is Perry 267. For a story of someone who knows better than to raise wolves, see the story of the wolf ambassadors to the king, #104.

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