Monday, October 25, 2010

Image: Lupus et Leones


M0090 - M0091 - M0092
91. Lupus et Leones. Lupus quidam robustior inter lupos natus erat, quem “Leonem” cognomine vocabant. Stolidus ille, et gloriae impar ferendae, a tribulibus segregavit se ac cum leonibus conversabatur. Vulpes autem, cavillatrix, “Ne ad sanam mentem tantum,” inquit, “sim umquam reducenda, quantum tu nunc vano fastu intumescis! Quippe qui inter lupos revera leo videris, interque leones rursus comparatione fis lupus.”


Here is an image for the story (image source) showing a wise fox.
M0091 = Perry344. Source: Babrius 101 (translated into Latin prose). This is Perry 344. Compare the fable of the ram who thought he could fight a bull, #314.

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