Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Asinus et Porcelli Hordeum


M0226 - M0227 - M0228
227. Asinus et Porcelli Hordeum. Cum quidam verrem immolasset sancto Herculi, cui pro salute sua votum debebat, hordei reliquias poni iussit asello. Quas ille aspernatus, sic locutus est, “Libenter cibum istum prorsus adpeterem, nisi qui illo nutritus est iugulatus foret.”


(image source: vase painting of a pig sacrifice)

M0227 = Perry526. Source: Phaedrus 5.4 (adapted into prose). This is Perry 526. Compare the fable of the well-fed pig, #339.


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