Thursday, January 13, 2011

Image: Hircus et Statua Ahenea


M0324 - M0325 - M0326
325. Hircus et Statua Ahenea. Conspicatus aheneam statuam, hircus, qui sibi magnitudine cornuum admodum placebat, in illam magno impetu se intulit, quasi prima incursione eversurus. Sed tantum abfuit ut illam prosterneret, ut ipse fractis cornibus collabens animo linqueretur.



M0325 (not in Perry). Source: Camerarius 396. This fable is not included in Perry’s catalog. Compare the fable of the rhinoceros who breaks his horn, #142.

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