Sunday, October 24, 2010

Illustrated: Lupus et Leo, Amici


M0091 - M0092 - M0093
92. Lupus et Leo, Amici. Lupus et leo, contracta inter se amicitia, victum quaeritabant. Tum lupus, audito ovium balatu, “Confide,” inquit, “amice; cibus iam aderit.” Secutus ergo ovium vocem, cum ad ovile pervenisset, reperit illud optime munitum et canes prope dormientes. Reversus igitur ad leonem, “Non placet,” inquit, “mihi quod in praesentia edamus oves; macilentae enim admodum sunt. Sinamus eas pinguescere, redituri cum fuerint pingues effectae.” Fabula arguit qui, impediti ne quid faciant, se noluisse argumentantur.


Click here for a SLIDESHOW of all the Milo Winter images. This is an image for a different fable, but I thought it suited this one well.

M0092 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 142. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the hypocrisy of the fox in the story of the fox and the grapes, #37.

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