Thursday, November 4, 2010

Illustrated: Culex et Apes


M0697 - M0698 - M0699
698. Culex et Apes. Culex, hiberno tempore, cum fame et frigore se periturum coniiceret, ad apium accessit alvearia, ab eis cibum et hospitium petens. Quae si ab eis fuisset consecutus, promittebat filios earum se artem musicam edocturum. Tunc quaedam apes, “At ego artem meam malo liberi mei discant, quae eos a famis et frigoris periculo eximere poterit.”

Culex et Apes

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M0698 (not in Perry). Source: Abstemius 94. This fable is not in Perry’s catalog; Perry omitted most of Abstemius’s fables. Compare the fable of the ant and the cricket, #652.

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