Friday, October 22, 2010

Illustrated: Lupus et Pastor, Compatres


M0080 - M0081 + English - M0082

81. Lupus et Pastor, Compatres. Contigit quod quidam paterfamilias habuit duodecim oves. Voluit peregrinari et commendavit oves suas lupo, compatri suo, et compater iuravit quod bene conservaret eas. Profectus est statim. Lupus interim cogitavit de ovibus et uno die comedit de una, altera die de alia, ita quod vix tres invenit paterfamilias quando reversus est. Quaerebat a compatre quid factum fuerit de aliis ovibus. Respondit lupus quod mors ex temporalitate venit super eas. Et dixit paterfamilias, “Da mihi pelles,” et inventa sunt vestigia dentium lupi, et ait paterfamilias, “Reus es mortis,” et fecit lupum suspendi.

Lupus Familiaris et Pastor (1)

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M0081 (not in Perry). Source: Odo, Fable 23. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog, but it is quite similar to the story of the shepherd who foolishly grows accustomed to the wolf’s presence, #843.

2 comments:

  1. Yes, Odo is late,and he was always my students' favorite reading: SO EASY, especially when they were not conditioned to judge him by classical standards. I absolutely love Odo, including the allegorical interpretations which I did not include here of course. Some of his interpretations are very sharp and satirical, others are wildly imaginative. I am an Odo fan.

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