Sunday, November 7, 2010

Image: Mus in Olla


M0200 - M0201 - M0202
201. Mus in Olla. In ollam iusculi plenam quae carebat operculo, mus cecidit et, suffocatus adipe, iamque expirans animam, “Edi,” inquit, “bibique, et cunctis implevi me cibis. Mihi tempus est mori.” Helluo, fies mus inter homines, si quae nocent dulcia non respues!



M0201 = Perry167: Source: Babrius 60 (translated into Latin prose). This is Perry 167. Compare the fable of the flies in honey, #681, or the sparrow in the myrtle, #490.

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