Monday, October 25, 2010

Image: Vulpes et Lupus in Fossam Delapsus


M0064 - M0065 - M0066
65. Vulpes et Lupus in Fossam Delapsus. Lupum in fossam lupariam delapsum vulpes conspicata, irridebat et circum oras et fossae marginem laetabunda saltitabat, stolidum animal illum appellans, qui hominum fraudes non animadvertisset. Dum sic ergo lasciva gestiret, subsidens terra eam traxit in praeceps. Quam delabentem lupus conspicatus, “Maximum,” inquit, “nunc mortis meae solacium ad Manes feram, videns vulpem, quae me irridebat, mecum pereuntem.”


Here is an image for the story (image source), showing what a fox looks like leaping.
M0065 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 141. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. For another fable about seeing your enemy defeated, see #494 or #595.

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